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Why the heck did I start making jewelry anyway?

I've had a lot of people ask me how I got started in designing jewelry and while I may not have some super glamorous story behind what I do, there is a story regardless....

So, who am I? Well, I guess you could say I’m a calculated risk-taker who took a leap of faith a few years ago and never looked back. But, what lead me to my passion in life? Back in 2009, I had a bit of a tumultuous year. Besides facing an impending divorce, my father had a near fatal stroke and a couple months after that I was laid off from my corporate job as a Marketing Director. I became a single mom and knew I had to pull it all together for my son, the light of my life. After hopping an Amtrak headed to New York with a 3 year old in tow in order to land yet another corporate job and although grateful for the job opportunity at the time, I still wasn’t feeling satisfied with my work life. There was a fire burning in me with a dream in my heart. I knew I was destined for bigger things and I wanted to show my son that although life may throw us curveballs, they don’t define us. Instead, they fill us with character, grit, and the tenacity to push ahead. You have to go outside your comfort zone to really know who you are and what you’re made of. As all good things come to those who wait, I then met the man of my dreams who trusted in my vision and entrepreneurial spirit and encouraged me to release my inner creativity and ditch the day job as he worked hard to support both my son and I, as I worked to pursue my passion as a jewelry designer. From there, Reckless Spirit was born.

Reckless Spirit is an extension of who I am as depicted through my pieces - precise yet imperfect, determined yet free-spirited, simple yet complex, reserved yet bold.



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