I left the corporate world behind when our family moved from Victoria to Whistler for a one year sabbatical. During that year we were reunited with our love of the mountains, forests and lakes and decided to leave city life behind for good. Whistler is now home and its natural beauty is a daily inspiration for my designs.
I have collected, played and worked with natural treasures since I was able to crawl. In my teens and twenties I had a small textile company designing and creating sewn and knitted garments. After 20 years in the nursing and pharmaceutical clinical research field, I have rediscovered my creative side through jewellery design.
I started making bracelets for fun with my daughter, Lauren, in the summer of 2010. Sass Designs jewellery now includes earrings and necklaces and sales have reached across the globe. Although Lauren is now at university, she continues to play a vital role in the company. Being a small company, we choose to support other small businesses that respect and care for their employees and the environment.
Beyond living the dream of creating and selling jewellery, I look forward to travelling the world learning and collecting from the international craftspeople that cut, dye and shape my materials.