Having grown up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, I made the move to Chester in 1989. I studied fashion and textiles and worked in the fashion industry for a number of years. During this time I was designing, importing and buying for high street retailers before setting up my own business. I’ve always enjoyed being creative – designing and making both jewellery and clothing.
During a holiday in 2007 visiting family in Miami, I was really inspired by the local culture and fashion. I loved how the jewellery had such important meanings and messages in the way of charms – like the evil eye and hamsa hand. They symbolised good luck, love, protection, strength and wellbeing. So in 2007 I decided to bring some of this symbolism back to Cheshire in my own range of jewellery.