Sandy feet, tangled salty locks, and a joyful smile: that is my uniform on “harvesting” days. When I collect my sea glass in Panama, I look for the most delicious pieces… the ones that have been tumbled to frosty perfection, transformed by the ocean’s energy.
But let’s take it back to the beginning... This whole story all started when I decided to make a career change. I needed to do something creative, something that inspired people and made them feel beautiful. So I sold my business and set out to become a jeweler. Step 1: learn how to make jewelry.
I needed to find a teacher. I visited local goldsmiths in rural Panama, the people who are tasked with making the luxurious jewelry that adorns the carnival queens. Now, this is typically a “male” profession in Panama, and also a family business. These goldsmiths took one look at me and shook their heads. Sadly, they were not willing to teach me.
I persisted. I didn’t give up. Because I believe in the magic of intention and making your dreams come true. Finally I found someone who would teach me the basics. And before I knew it I was making jewelry in my own workshop and building a website. Soon, I had made my first sale!
Now I spend most of my days in the studio creating jewelry, and I’ve built a thriving business that inspires people daily. Every day I create jewelry that makes people feel beautiful inside and out when they wear it. I believe in the magic of transformation and intention, and I hope you do too.