Blending Muskoka warmth with Toronto cool
One of the greatest joys of being a jewellery designer is getting to know each of my customers and sharing your excitement about selecting the right piece of fine jewellery for yourself or as a gift for someone you love. I am truly thrilled whenever I see photos of my customers wearing my work and hearing how you, your father, mother, spouse, sibling, fiancée, friend or child, reacted to the jewellery you chose or helped design for them. I believe a person’s unique and most celebrated qualities should be reflected in the design of their jewellery and I am honoured to participate in the process of creating pieces which reflect the personality and vision of each individual.
The process of creating and connecting with you is now easier than ever. Thanks to the Internet, your neighbourhood jeweller is always as close as your computer. Count on me for small-town service and big-city style.
After high school, I moved to Toronto and earned a Jewellery Arts Diploma from George Brown College. There I mastered all the technical skills required in order to create fine jewellery: carving designs in wax, casting in gold and sterling silver, choosing and setting stones, and bringing all the elements together.
Upon graduating I worked for a large jewellery manufacturer as well as a few different independent designers. I learned many aspects about running business before I took the leap to start my own in 2010. With each year I have enjoyed growing and learning more in this rewarding line of work.
I grew up in Bala, Ontario.
The vast natural beauty of the Muskoka cottage country made a deep and lasting impression on me as a child. The energy and diversity of Toronto influences my work as well. My sister and I love visiting antique fairs and flea markets both in Toronto and while traveling. I often get ideas from estate jewelry that lends a vintage feel to my own work.
I fabricate each piece with materials and processes that will stand the test of time. My goal is to create heirloom-quality jewellery that will be handed down, and perhaps inspire another designer someday.
I love collaborating with others. Both with other creatives and custom work clients.
I have enjoyed working with the band Lovelocks on a capsule collection of affordable pieces with a lock and key motif.
For Valentine’s Day, I teamed up with another designer to create the Bijoux d’Amour collection of hearts.
The Bianco collection was a very special collaboration as it balances my love of textures and nature with my sister’s affinity for rich colours and modern lines.
Thanks to my customers, I have created many “collections of one.” These custom designs are made with just one special person in mind. I have worked with customers on one-of-a-kind engagement rings as well as jewellery to commemorate birthdays, graduations, and other major milestones. Other custom projects have involved redesigning vintage jewellery to make work with the client’s personal taste.
If you can describe the jewellery of your dreams, I would love to make it a reality for you—or a special person in your life.
My next collaborator might be...you.
Browse my most recent custom projects HERE.