Grandma with a passion for creativity.
I've always been an artist and attended art school too many years ago. I love making things and still work professionally as a graphic designer. Jewelry is an expression of my love of nature and a tribute to the Creator because His work lasts forever.
Where did that name come from? I've been asked a few times about it. It has to do with the fact that my mom would travel to places and bring me these little smooth pebbles from some of the places that she and my father visited.
It became a nice little collection and I became interested in collecting stones, rocks and shells on my own. As time passed, I forgot about them and raised a family, worked in my career and just lived life.
I was given another wired wrapped rose quartz nugget and recalled my 'collection'. So I started studying the stones and was given an amethyst geode for my desk. After a few years, I started making pieces and was inspired by the beauty of natural stones and handmade trade beads. I already had been making natural soap and this was sort of a lifestyle extension of being natural. I discovered trade beads and found them to be fascinating and the historic significance of ancient beads and beadwork to be a common thread in most all cultures.
Oh back to the name...those little pebbles were usually the result of river erosion, thus river pebbles! I have this personal philosophy in life that as a stone wears away over time in the swift waters, it gives it's precious, life-enhancing minerals to the stream.
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