Each day is like starting with a brand-new canvas to fill with what makes your heart sing. An opportunity to live life to the fullest, create new memories and be the most glorious version of who you are. How will you fill your canvas? What is it that steals your breath away and makes your heart rate quicken? Is it the vibrant color, how daring it is? Is it unique in a way that resonates so deeply, you know instantly it was made just for you? Do you prefer a bit of raw, untamed power mixed in with your sassy sophisticated style?
Do you choose your outfits around your jewelry, not the other way around??????
One thousand times, YES! That is me, too!
Growing up, I was a fearless explorer with a curious mind. I lost myself in the world around me, lying in the grass looking up through a lush canopy of leaves, daydreaming about all the things I read about in books. Running barefoot through fields, my free spirit loved the feel of the wind in my hair and the fun of climbing trees.
As I got older, the passion and desires of my childhood turned into creative pursuits. I had to take all of that passion for making things with my hands and experiment with what little I had available to me. This was how I learned. Somewhere along the way, that creative, self-taught, exploratory mindset turned to fashion. I tore apart vintage finds to figure out how they were made so I could create clothing that fit my quirky, independent style. This led to a career in the apparel industry. I stumbled upon the art of jewelry-making one day while stitching beads on a jacket I was making, and a love affair was born. As I learned about the properties of natural stones, explored metalsmithing and patinas, I found my voice, and Nora Catherine Jewelry was born.
My intense desire to experience life in a passionate, colorful and meaningful way, along with my connection to nature, is the heart of Nora Catherine Jewelry. I love it when one of my very personal creations resonates with, uplifts, comforts or inspires another.