"Concetta (kohn- CHET-ah) was my Grandmother's name. My love for jewelry started with an inherited sewing box filled with vintage costume jewelry."
My knowledge of techniques and gemstones has developed over a decade of working and teaching at bead stores. I have always loved creating with both fabric and beads alike. I earned a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, New York in 2010. I knew that I didn't belong in a corporate setting and had no place designing behind a computer. I decided to use my trade working for "small business" fashion designers and bridal shops.
My fascination with astrology and birth charts specifically, started at a young age but it wasn't until January of 2015 that I came up with the sun, moon and rising zodiac designs. I spent many months researching the technique and making sure that this was truly my original design. A long trial and error period filled with supply issues left me frustrated. It took another 6 months to really feel satisfied, and I am grateful for each bump in the road. I am confident in my stamping abilities as well as the high quality materials that I use.