My journey has taken me down so many roads. As a little girl, I would sit with my grandmother while she sewed. I was fascinated as to how she could take a stack of fabric and turn it into clothing. She had no patterns, and always said "The best ideas and patterns are in your head." Years later, her words stuck with me. I created my own designs, drafted some patterns and started a small clothing line.
It wasn't until I discovered leather that things began to change. I fell in love with all the natural textures and began designing and making my bags. Wanting an even more unique look, I began metal smithing, this skill enabled me to design and create one of a kind metal work to add to my pieces. I am forever learning and experimenting with new leathers, metals and techniques.
Each piece is handmade by myself in my home studio in Michigan. A true midwest girl, I stay true to my roots and design with classic styles but add modern twist.
I am so grateful to be able to pursue my passions. With the support of my family and friends, life is wonderful and all is possible.