I am a creatively self-employed jewelry artisan, certified yoga teacher, guest blogger on Sufey.org, Shakti Rising volunteer, Healing Touch & Reiki student, green living activist, amateur photographer and homeschooling mom.
My mother is a registered nurse and Healing Touch practitioner. Her experimentation with energetic work and healthy living lead me to explore natural remedies and alternative healing. I incorporate aromatherapy and Healing Touch into my yoga classes. My goal is to reach those who think yoga isn't for them or are intimidated by yoga.
My father is an artist with a degree in fine arts. He was fortunate enough to make a career out of it by managing and starting art programs on military bases while also selling his art in galleries and art shows. My school breaks included weekdays at arts & crafts departments experimenting with ceramics, pottery, painting, sketching, framing, metal work, stained glass, rock polishing and weekends in various towns gallery hopping.
I've continued experimenting with all things creative. RiffRaff Jewelry is a combination of two of my passions, creating and recycling. I love the idea of making something unique and wearable out of an unexpected and delicate material.
I use magazines, calendars, damaged books and any other type of paper that can be repurposed. I also make custom pieces that truly tell a story using materials people provide that typically get tossed in a box or a photo album.
The most common statement I hear about my jewelry is “you must be very patient." It’s a labor intensive process that I find to be meditative and fulfilling.
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