Joined 2 years ago from Raleigh, North Carolina
Hello and Welcome. My Name is April and I am passionate about making jewelry. I have been selling my designs since 2009 and would like to take a few moments to tell you about myself and my philosophy.
I believe natural beauty is everywhere and that each of us has an inner beauty ready to shine. My jewelry is a testament to this belief and a tribute to the inner beauty found within us all.
Growing up I always felt invisible. I felt like I was simple and plain, and frankly not enough to shine by myself.
One summer I went on a mountain vacation with my family, and my parents took us gemstone panning. I remember getting ready to empty my pan when the attendant stopped me. He pointed out this rather ugly plain looking stone; a stone which at any other time, would have been completely forgettable. He told me that I did not want to throw that ugly stone away, because it was a rough sapphire.
That trip really began my love of stones. But looking back on it, I realize that single sapphire had a big impact on me. It helped me to realize that there is a natural beauty hidden within everything and everyone, it only takes the right heart to see it. And that I could find that same type of natural beauty and worth within myself.
This idea has followed through my life and is a big inspiration in my jewelry. This is the reason that I prefer to create simple and elegant jewelry designs: these designs allow the natural beauty of the stones and metal to become the focal point of the jewelry. All of the stones I use are hand-selected for my designs, and you can really see the inner beauty shine in those stones.
Being a nature lover, I choose to work with eco-friendly chemicals for cleaning my stones and metals. I believe in protecting natural beauty as much as I love to bring it to life.
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