" You’re building the good spell
By the things that you do
The words that you say
And the good spell shall grow
For me and for you."
My grandfather used to say to this to me. He was part of the Potawatomi tribe that originates in Oklahoma and had a trading post in Pismo Beach. I’ve always been inspired by him and his spirit and wanted to continue his legacy. I collected different gemstones whenever I visited him and decided I wanted to make jewelry that can be passed down from generation to generation.
So I took a few silversmith classes and spent an entire summer practicing and learning on my own. It became a passion and a hobby. People would notice my handmade turquoise cuffs and asked where they could buy it.
I know my grandfather would be proud to see me recreating and sharing Native American-inspired handmade jewelry. I love what I do and what it means to me, and hope that you love these timeless pieces too.
My grandfather's trading post in Pismo Beach, California