Inspired by my travels throughout Europe, I’ve created jewelry pieces that are especially fitting for the woman seeking modern, edgy designs that cannot be found in department stores in North America.
My initial trip to Europe took place in 1992 to Germany and France, where I first noticed women wearing very modern and stunning jewelry that I had never seen before in the U.S. These pieces contained heavy wire and/or metal in the design, and included such combinations as metal and pearls, knotted leather and square beads, and chunky wire wrapped items.
Thereafter, I traveled throughout Italy, and to England, Wales, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary, Austria, and Germany while collecting more jewelry and ideas, and finally learning beading and wire techniques to develop my own designs, inspired by each country.
Each year I travel to a new destination: My numerous trips to Germany have inspired me to create many new jewelry pieces using brushed metal and hardware for a unique and slightly edgy look. During my visit to Greece and Turkey I brought home several intricate silver pendants. From Spain I developed very colorful wire necklaces (called Spanish Jumbles) inspired by Spain’s famous artists and architects. On my visit to Warsaw and Krakow, Poland I purchased some Baltic amber and created a unique necklace and earring set. Milan, Italy during Fashion Week inspired me to create sleek rubber jewelry. Most recently, I went to Amsterdam and will create new designs from this trip.
I hope you indulge in treating yourself to these modern European jewelry pieces to showcase your one-of-a-kind style!