Georgian Bay beach stones, colourful paper decoupage and lead-free silver solder combine as ‘canvas’, primary design element and framework in my quirky, one of a kind jewellery. Though my first pieces came from experimentation in making something different for myself, the current and ever-evolving line that is now Bella Grey really grew from a not-so-distant time when my life was filled with uncertain and challenging personal circumstances. In response, I gave myself full permission to include time in my life for creative play and fulfilling activities, in turn designing a new and positive vision for my future and opening up incredibly expanded connections to the world around me.
My jewellery is very much symbolic of the positivity, strength and resilience I discovered through those experiences, as well as a reflection of my love of colour, design and nature. I just love that one of my primary materials is actually a piece of the beautiful environment in which I am so lucky to live…finding inspiration in something as seemingly insignificant as a stone on a beach still excites me and, as is evidenced in many of the recurring design motifs that I use, so many natural elements of rural life in Grey County find their way into my jewellery.