hi, it’s me!
faerwear is inspired by many things – predominantly nature, travel (of the nomadic sort), transformational festival fashion, earth-based spirituality, ancestry, waste reduction, and yes, of course, faeries – hence, ‘faer wear’. I have been designing jewelry for over 20 years, and some of the materials I use come from a collection just as old.
All the leather, suede and ultrasuede that I use is 100% recycled. I am an avid “junk sifter”, constantly on the lookout for stuff to keep out of landfills.
Faerwear is currently created in a tiny little cabin tucked into tall pines and cedars at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, California – this is real “NorCal” – trees, mountains and rivers for days. I am 45 minutes from the Oregon border, and Mount Shasta, which is actually a dormant volcano, is over 14,000 feet tall. No, I have never been to the summit (nor have I encountered any mystical beings up there) and yes, “dormant” means that it’s asleep, not extinct. Mount Shasta has not erupted in about 400 years; some say it’s about time. Some also say the water here is the best on earth, and they might be right. We drink it straight from a spring in the center of town and we are trying our hardest to defend and protect it from those who’d seek to capitalize on it (so help us out and please boycott Crystal Geyser!).
I share my cabin with my five year old daughter as well as our canine and feline companions, Sis and Pepper, and we live a pretty simple life in a place of wildness, fresh air and pure water. Give thanks.
In addition to being a full-time mother and nurturing a sometimes overwhelming desire to add beauty to the world, I am also a writer and social media manager. My focus is on creating content and managing the social media presences of small, ethical and “conscious” businesses, especially those owned and operated by women. For those who’d rather do this on their own, I also provide professional “hand-holding” through the process of getting started (otherwise known as “coaching”).
I am also an avid knitter – I’ve written a few patterns, and I periodically post free ones on my blog. Check this out if that’s your steez.