Creating art in various forms has always been a part of my life. As a kid, you don’t know what you’re going to go through in life and I didn’t know art was going to have such a healing affect on my heart.
In my early thirties, I was in a very lonely place. A difficult marriage that I spoke to no one about. I spent a lot of time by myself and was looking for something to pour myself into. It was during this time that I discovered my love of jewelry making. I got a few instructions from pros and got to work. I knew right away, it wasn’t something I was just going to make for myself. The joy of creating was too great and needed to be shared so that I could keep on doing it. My little business started right away, but remained a side-hustle for a very long time.
At 34, I found myself divorced and on my own for the first time in my life. Scared and broken, creating jewelry had an enormous healing affect on my heart and spirit. I knew God was there with me…giving me the creative ideas that were coming out of working with my hands and my heart. Without Him, saving me and guiding me through those years, I know I wouldn’t be here today. We're all broken in our own way...this is what mends me.
In my early forties, God gave me another great gift. My husband, Doug. There’s so much I could say about him, but this is supposed to be a short bio, so let me just say, he took all my broken parts, hugged me tight and put me back together again. With his encouragement and loving support, my side-hustle became my full-time j.o.b. in 2010.
From the beginning, I’ve put my heart into each piece I create. I seek out quality materials and only want to give you my best. If it’s not something I’m proud of, it doesn’t leave the studio. I search for safe materials, made by trusted vendors so that you can enjoy your lydeen piece for years to come.
My wish is for you to feel all the love that I put into each piece and whenever you wear a lydeen creation, you feel free to be your beautiful self!