Insipration comes from the amazing pieces of vintage jewelry and buttons. The detail and craftsmanship of a coro brooch pales in comparison to jewelry available in our lowest price, mass-marketed world! I also love how such a utilitarian item as a button can be so lovely, and wonder what piece of vintage clothing it adorned, and who wore it. I also support upcycling, and these lovelies need to come out of jewelry boxes and off old clothes to live a new life!
Growing up I loved flowers (still do), and I still remember all the varieties of flowers I used to see during my summers at home and when I worked on Mackinac Island. I’m also inspired by the books I read, as I said I love Jane Austen and I also enjoy fairytales and folklore from around the world, so a lot of that inspires me as well.