Journal

A new look at an age old tradition...

A new look at an age old tradition...

This Christmas season, in addition to buying from small, intentional shops, ethical companies, and fellow creative businesses, we’re looking for vintage and second-hand pieces that can make our gift giving a little more unique.

Okay, so be honest- do you cringe a little when thinking about gifting someone a secondhand or vintage item? If so, why? In our culture, we tend to think brand new-ness is essential in giving an acceptable gift. I’ve operated in this mindset for quite some time, but I’d love to share some of the reasons I think looking beyond the big box stores for meaningful...


Why the Wilderness Collection...

Why the Wilderness Collection...

The Wilderness Collection was inspired by the concept that less truly can be more. In the fast fashion culture, there is a pressure to attain more, and buy cheap in order to do so. 

My hope for this collection is for people to find a staple piece that can replace multiple others in their jewelry cabinet. Something they want to reach for, no matter what they’re wearing. I endeavor to create designs that capture the elegance of organic and geometric shapes and promote simplicity and beauty in lifestyle. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by me...


val·ue ˈvalyo͞o/ the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.

val·ue ˈvalyo͞o/ the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.

My eyes have been opened lately to the truth of value. Rather, the realization that what I truly value is largely reflected by how i spend my time. And to be honest, I’ve been pretty disgusted with the reflection i’ve seen. If you were to ask me what i value, I’d give you a great list; My family, my relationship with the Lord, my home, my business, caring for people, traveling, reading, and all sorts of endeavors that are well meaning and honest. But in reality, so much of my time spent is wasted on blown up self-contemplation,...