You have more inner strength and resilience than you could ever imagine. Release the negative experiences from your past so that you can heal, and once again, open your heart to joy and happiness.
This is why I design meaningful jewelry, as a way for me to open my heart, heal from my past, and embrace all life has to offer. My joy comes from when you choose one of my pieces to empower you and tell your own personal story.
What is your narrative and how will you share your story?
I’ve been designing and creating in one form or another for at least 17 years, always inspired by rich luxurious textures, earthy colors and patterns, and the sinuous lines of the Art Nouveau style. I design from a place of childlike creativity, letting my muse wander and explore as she may. My current work is a culmination of years of adventurous discoveries using different techniques and experimenting with various mediums. Following my curiosity, I have developed my very own technique that creates designs that are richly detailed and highly sculptural.
I’m not ashamed to admit it, as a young girl I was somewhat of a Wildling. I grew up in a small Northern California mountain town, surrounded by tall scented pines, and earth the color of rust. My parents gave me freedom and I had many imaginative adventures allowing me to dream and explore. I’m sure I was quite the sight at the end of the day, covered in dried red mud, tree sap stuck to my hair, smelling of sweet earth. That was the beginning of my love affair with the natural world. I went on to study and then work as an Interior Designer, where I incorporated my love of earthy colors and rich textures into my designs. I had always dreamed of owning my own business. So in 2011, I started Terra Rustica Design, with the intent to be an Interior Design Consultant and develop my own sustainable product line using a unique sandblasting technique. A jewelry home party changed everything! I fell in love with a stone pendant necklace and realized I could sandblast my own custom designs onto pendants as a way to express myself and share my love of the natural world. I then took metalsmith classes and studied all I could on Jewelry Design. I started Terra Rustica Jewelry and now combine both vocations to create unique wearable pieces of art.
Like many others, life has been somewhat of a bumpy ride. I have survived a lot, including the loss of my mom at a young age, stage three breast cancer, and a horrific soul-shattering car accident. Yet, I’m always amazed at the strength of the human spirit to pick up the pieces and bounce back even stronger than before. For me, nature has always played a powerful role in this healing process. A simple walk in the woods or a visit to the beach has so much power to center and heal. I believe my upbringing plays a major role in how I embrace nature as a healer.
MY MISSION is to share nature’s ability to heal through my work so you can tell your own personal story and RECLAIM YOUR POWER.