Creating has always been a part of her nature. Her affinity for the arts draws her to use different forms of expressions like songwriting, singing, modeling, dance, weaving and jewelry desig
Being in the center of the fashion industry and working with top designers for the past 20 years, has given her the inspiration. Along with traveling abroad and experiencing different cultures, the art of adornment grew into a unique and compelling passion she wanted to express through jewelry.
She was 28 when she decided to enroll at the Fashion Institute of Technology, however, after being accepted, life proved to have other plans for her. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and family came first. Eventually, after her daughter Taina turned 5, She decided to enroll again, to learn more about her craft and make the dream of becoming a jewelry designer a reality.
While in school she learned many innovative ways and techniques to create jewelry, working with alternative materials, sculpting, forming metal, wax carving, piercing, setting stones, and learning the magical world of gemology and 3D modeling, experiencing the full process hands on.
Being born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx has also played a role in the feel of my designs. Urban, Indigenous, African and Taino are all woven throughout my work. Overall, my design principles are guided by the abstract, my innate sense of adventure, along with the ability to visualize my creations.
In addition to loving art, she thrives on movement, but not just any dance. Yes! Hoop dance. Her relationship with the hoop began after she gave birth to her daughter, to tone and stay fit. All while becoming her healing companion throughout her postpartum depression. Little did she know it was going to become a portal for her to return to herself and see her visions clearer. Later becoming a certified HoopYogini™ Instructor integrating hula hooping, hatha yoga and meditation.
Since 2013 facilitating workshops on HoopYogini at various schools, yoga centers and festivals around the NYC area, to include festivals such as Wanderlust, Hampton's Yoga Fest and BAM Dance Africa. Collaborating with different artists, creating pop-ups and events to raise money and awareness through art in the community.
The Walk Camp in Kingston, Jamaica
with Stacey Mckenzie
The circle then has opened up another portal to express her passion. Her artistic work has extended to weaving interactive dreamcatcher installations for schools to empower and uplift scholars.
Traveling abroad facilitating art and movement workshops providing skills for individuals in rural communities throughout Africa and the Caribbean. Her goal is to make a positive impact through her business and share her gifts with the world. Everything to love under one platform, living and creating a lifestyle to share with others.