I left the corporate world behind when my family moved from Victoria to Whistler for a one-year sabbatical. That one year has turned into six and now Whistler is home for my husband, our two children and I. The natural beauty of the mountains and their ease of access is a daily inspiration.
I have collected, played and worked with natural things since I was able to crawl. In my teens and twenties, I had a small textile company designing and creating sewn and knitted garments. After 20 years in the nursing and clinical research field, it is with absolute excitement that I am revisiting my creative side in designing and sewing leather and bead wrap bracelets.
These leather wrap bracelets are handcrafted using buttons and beads from around the world. I purchase the Karen Hill Tribe silver beads directly from a fair trade company in Thailand. My wide range of wrap bracelets are comfortable enough to wear on a hike but dressy enough to wear out in the evening. An earthy gemstone double wrap can be \"blinged-up\" by adding a wrap or two of silver, cubic zirconia or onyx. Play around with the colours, textures and sparkle to create your own unique look!
Beyond the dream of making jewellery for a living, I\'d love to travel the world and personally collect my materials and gems from the international craftsman that cut, shape and mould them!
Please take care of your unique piece by not getting it wet, the leather doesn\'t like it and neither do some of the gems. Enjoy!