Making jewelry started out as a way for me to give my wedding guests unique, handmade wedding favors which would serve as a reminder of the happy occasion.
Inspired by the creative process and the love for one of a kind treasures, I started Girl with the Pearl - a place to find beautiful hand crafted jewelry.
While my first love has always been pearls, I also love working with fine gemstones and crocheting with wire to create jewelry that is uniquely handmade.
My style is simple and elegant with a focus on creating pieces that are timeless, versatile and will be well loved for years. I use natural freshwater pearls and gemstones and recycled metals wherever possible.
Being a self taught jewelry artist, I'm constantly exploring new designs and techniques, reminding myself to chase new ideas and above all, enjoy the creative process.
It's been almost a decade since I started making jewelry and more recently, I was honored to have my designs featured on the Today Show!
All my pieces are designed and made by me in my Northern California studio, with fine quality materials and an attention to detail.