I was captured by the symbolism of the Compass Rose... This collection started in 2007 with an owner of a Jeanneau sailboat commissioning a custom pendant to match the emblem of her beloved yacht, the emblem being a compass rose. This project led me to research of the origins and meaning of the Compass Rose and I was drawn in. I was captivated by this ancient symbol and how it represented what I strive for in life; true north, adventure, exploration, staying the course, journeys, - all with direction and guidance. As I work at my bench making each compass I am touched by the powerful, beautiful connotations the compass has for each client. I find myself contemplating the many ways the Compass symbolism can relate to so many different aspects of people's lives. For my sailing clientele it obviously is a classic nautical emblem with an even deeper symbol of this adventure we call life. For some it is worn as a Talisman to represents staying on course through the many things we navigate in life. As an anniversary gift, commemorating your journey together. could go on and on.
The original design propelled an ever-evolving collection of Compass Rose jewelry capturing my love of adventures at sea, appreciation of the spirit of life and my passion for jewelry design.