I adore adorning people. I love the moment when a woman puts something on and feels like they are ready to go meet the world. There is nothing more satisfying than bringing out someones inner beauty. This is why I do what I do. In our everyday world, there is nothing more gratifying than helping make someone feel beautiful.
When I sit and craft my work, I often think of someone who I adore. Luckily for me, that I have in spades. I am blessed with an absolute diversity of friends, loved ones and spiritual family. They all somehow have grafted into my process and inspire me to create with this loving energy. My messy working table is my canvas and I sit and imagine what would this person want to wear and why would they wear it. It is with that intention that I sit and create my work.
For 15 years, I have gathered the love for these people and turned it into an expression of my own inner art. Each time I bring it out into the world, I meet more people who enter my circle and inspire me. They bring out the very best in who I am and why I do what I do. I think of my art as a living testament to those amazing women who grant me the privilege of being their friend.
When you get a piece of my jewelry, just know, that this loving feeling somehow is imbued into that piece you are wearing and know that those loving thoughts will wrap around you and help to bring out that inner light and love that is already within you. For love, with love and through love this work exists and I, for one, am very grateful.
Welcome to Moon Bear Jewels ever expanding source of inspiration and I welcome how you will influence my work.
Gin is a statement girl. She likes to wear pieces that will catch your eye from across the room. Her style is always warm and welcoming and so is nature. When you sit with Gin, you sit with someone who feels like an old friend and totally gets you. She describes everything as delicious. So when I am thinking of her, I often gravitate towards large, eye catching beads. I want her to wear something that reminds me of her over the top sense of generosity and spirit.
Yep. That's right. She is one of my favorite kind of people. She has this amazing ability to make almost everything look good. Her outer beauty is really only matched by her inner beauty and that indeed is a rare quality. When I make a piece of jewelry thinking of her, the piece often has this great but simple contrast. A dainty hand wrapped chain with a small golden skull that has a flower on it. She too has these incredibly sweet but always surprising traits that make you laugh through the worst pain. I make jewelry for her that tells a story because she is indeed one of the greatest modern female storytellers of my generation.
Young, spunky, fresh and modern. My friend Kate has such a desire for life that it often makes me feel more of a blob then i already do. Along with the fact that she has legs for days, she has this captivating beauty that reminds me the ultimate rock chic. This girl can sport anything from leather to a yellow sun dress and look amazing while doing it. I try to think of things that are the ultimate mix of super girly and yet strong. Even a little tom boyish.
This woman can turn herself into a pretzel with grace and ease. I can only eat a pretzel with grace and ease.Well, with ease. She always turns to the pieces that i make that i consider to be my more spiritual work. They are pieces that i have associated some personal thought or emotion around. That being said, if it also just so happens to be labradorite ,all the better. I love this stone. If, I had to pick only one stone that would be it....If i had to pick one yoga teacher, she would be it.
I owe Sasha my love affair for the color gold. She was always asking me to make more things in gold when all my work at the time was in silver. She would always say, I would buy that if it was gold. I made her a necklace and never looked back. She loves the pieces that disappear. The smallest thinnest chains that disappear upon wearing them. When I make something for her, I try to find a fantastic stone that will appear as if it is just hovering in mid air capturing everyones attention. Just like her.