Everything you see is 100% handmade by me in my little basement studio in Michigan. I am completely self-taught and I am a one-woman show...from buying supplies, to coming up with new designs, learning new techniques, preparing for shows, packaging & mailing orders, and even building this website...the to-do list is never done :)
I started making jewelry after a car accident in 2011...I wasn't able to return to work right away and I needed something to pass the time, so I started making beaded jewelry and the Lucky Lark was born. I started out doing a weekly artisan market in Grand Rapids, and then branched out to a few craft shows, and my business grew from there. Over the last couple years, I have started to branch out in my product line...no more beads :). I taught myself metal stamping, resin pouring, and experimenting with different patinas & metal finishing. That branched into working with a torch & a jeweler's saw and riveting layers & pieces together. Most recently, I've been working on silver smithing and learning soldering and stone setting. It has been a wild ride and I'm amazed at how much I have grown as an artist.
I live in Holland,MI in a cozy little house a block from Lake Mac with my boyfriend, my son, and our 2 dogs. When I'm not making jewelry you can find me working at my day job in healthcare or spending time with my fam. I also can't get enough of the beach, thai food, reading, and spending time in the woods. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and have it pay the bills at the same time.