The artist in me had always been looking for an outlet. In my childhood, I used to make wall hangings and New Year's Greetings Cards with Mom. As I grew up and traveled around, due to my studies, I dabbled in a hundred different things from stitching to embroidery to rug hooking and scrapbooking and all that you could think of. Until one day, a co-worker of mine brought a beaded bracelet she had made for a friend's wedding. I looked at the bracelet and my heart skipped a beat! I had found my calling! This is exactly what I had been waiting for all of those years. I started making necklaces for myself and then my sister and my mother. My sister would wear my jewelry to all of the family gatherings and parties. Before I knew it, everyone was asking me where I was selling my jewelry. And that is how it all started. I became a self-taught jewelry designer, discovering and learning and growing as I went on with designing jewelry, and became a business owner.
Ever since I was a little girl in middle school, I have been enamored by the allure of pearls. As I watched women wearing pearls on TV, in movies, in real life, I realized how pearls transform a woman into that state of aristocracy and royalty, without much ado.
When I was doing my Ph.D. (in Immunology), I visited a crystal store for the very first time. Those cute little figurines, with a touch of color accentuating the luster of the crystals. I was completely drawn into that world of crystals, like "Alice in Wonderland"! I used to say to myself, if I become rich, I would have a shelf full of all of these crystal figurines. They had become a part of a fantasy world of mine, akin to a little girl's.
Years later, when I got into jewelry designing, I came across the crystal beads and crystal pearls in colors like crystal vitrail, luminous green, rose, crystal heliotrope, crystal paradise shine, crystal bermuda blue. I was back in my dreamland of crystals! And all of these colored crystals became incorporated into my designs.
Being a quintessential Indian girl, my love for colors is much too overwhelming to ignore. You will see a subtle Indian touch in my designs, a sprinkle of colors or a special form of a bail or pendant or the combination and contrast of colors.
Welcome to the world of colorful luminance!