I recently opened a shop on etsy after dreaming about it for a long time. I have always had an interest in jewelry making, helping my aunt design the earrings for my jewelry. For earring and wedding pictures, click here. Best. day. ever.
A little background story on how I got here. I went to college in Fort Collins, Colorado (Go Rams!) where I met Reggie (my husband). I loved every minute of my time there and met my best friends there. I studied Speech Communication and quickly discovered that I wanted to continue my education and work towards a Master’s degree in Communication. However, after receiving my Master’s degree and teaching for 3 years, I made the decision that teaching was not something I wanted to do at that point. I wanted to experience something else. Reggie and I were married the following May and I took some time to think about what I really wanted for a career. At this point, I felt pretty defeated because I had worked so hard in my competitive Master’s program and did well but something was just missing.
I started working retail for a yoga apparel company that I respected and felt like a place I could grow and have the space to explore my passions. They inspired me to set goals and that I did. Be careful what you wish for. I wanted to learn how to make jewelry because I had so many design ideas floating in my head. So after lots of reading and online education (ahem, YouTube), I taught myself how to put things together. I am also enrolled in a class at UCLA for Handmade Jewelry so I can continue to refine my skills. I love making jewelry. It is truly my passion. Hello, I Love You is a jewelry line that meshes my two loves (other than the Hubs)–yoga and music. Each piece is named after a song but also inspired by my yoga practice. Okay enough talking. Here are some of my first pieces that are for sale. What do you think?
Wind Cries Mary
Paint it Black
Wish You Were Here