If you’ve ever taken a trip I’m sure you’ve been asked, “where was your favourite place?”, or “what was the highlight of your trip?”. Of course I love this question, it’s an open invitation to talk about all the beautiful places I’ve been and all the incredible places I’ve experienced; but it can often be a hard question to answer. Each country, each town, each place is so unique in it’s own special way. It is hard to compare a big bustling city to a quiet countryside, a coastal town to one high in the mountains, or a vast sandy desert to a rolling green valley.
Although the question is a hard one I can say with assertion that the San Blas islands be in the top 3. To pay tribute to this beauty I set out on a mission to find materials that I could use to make jewellery that reminded me of the San Blas islands.
All through Colombia I scoured every town for materials: beads, stones, whatever inspired me really. To my surprise I was quite successful! I bought three beautiful raw Emeralds from Boyoca (a region of Colombia that holds the biggest Emerald mines in the world) evil eye beads and charms in Medellin (previously characterized as the most dangerous city in the world, today an incredible city filled with innovation and beauty), and a variety of beads the colours of the ocean in Cartagena (a beautiful old city in Northern Colombia).
With these new found ingredients I played around and have created the evil eye collection, the coastal necklace collection and soon to come, the coastal bracelet collection (all can be purchased under the shop section of this site, select ‘travel jewellery’, click the price and insert the description of your desired piece).
Everyday on the road is a new day to be inspired, inspiration breeds my creativity and my creativity leads to new jewellery. The circle of a jewellers life.