“For as long as I can remember, working with my hands and expressing my creativity has been a part of my daily life. Growing up in a large extended family, my Mum and her 6 sisters were always sewing or painting or crafting with my cousins and me. My passion for nature and beauty might have begun when picking roses with my Grandma, or admiring her magnificent crystal collection that completely captivated me – the light shining into the glass display case created rainbows across the room. Or perhaps my love of design was inherited from my Grandpa, who was an Industrial Designer with a great appreciation for finely constructed furniture and machinery.
I created my first piece of jewellery aged 4 – a shell necklace made with treasured finds from a summer holiday by the sea. Many years later I created a necklace using shells from a broken vintage shell lei that my great-aunt had bought me back from a holiday in Tahiti. This shell flower necklace went on be the signature piece of my brand “Mamo Jo” (Caribbean for Mermaid).
I believe that jewellery can lift your mood and transform you. I love to go beach combing and many of my designs begin with a walk on a beach. Like nature, a spirit reveals itself in my jewellery. I aspire to make pieces that help connect you with mother nature and feed the soul. When you wear them, I hope they bring you beauty, power and confidence.”