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.
I am also an artist...