SHAKTI is the divine feminine power representing liberation. Shakti represents power, ability, capacity, strength, empowerment and all energy we use to manifest and create the life we want in all of its forms. Shakti is the foundation for a conscious life. I grew up a lover; heart always wide open. When I design my work, it all comes down to matters of the heart and liberation. I've been making jewelry since I was young and have always sought inspiration and wisdom from other cultures for as long as I can remember. I think there is a lot that can be learned from the wisdom traditions and indigenous tribes from around the world. Their eye for adornment, their wisdom, their heart. It all shapes, moves, and inspires the work I do through Shakti. I am inspired daily by different tribes, the bohemian life, and the unconventional lifestyle that accompanies the bohemian spirit.
I remember setting out to India in my 20’s and finding the most inspiration (what touches my heart in a deep way) in the Tibetan refugee settlements. There was something so deep and so rich about their culture. Something about the way they adorned themselves with meaning and symbolism touched me in a deep way. I was in India to study yoga, in theory, but what I’ve learned now is that I was really in India to connect with the rich culture, environment, and heritage to open a deeper part of myself. I’ve come to learn over the years. This is the Yoga, opening up a deeper part of me and allowing my creativity to blossom and grow.
I chose the name SHAKTI for my brand because of what it represents. LIBERATION. Shakti is the creative energy that inspires you to seek growth and change and to live a life or purpose and fulfillment. I have a hunger to create, to serve, to make a difference. My biggest hope is that I can harness this love for stones and jewelry and share a little wisdom with you all. The stones I use are often a reflection of what I am going through in my life at the time and how I am evolving personally, which is why I focus my jewelry more on the properties of the stones than their perceived value. I use gemstones to share on this journey of collective consciousness with you and feel so blessed to be able to express a deeper part of me with you.
I design Shakti Jewelry so you can layer and layer and layer and don’t have to wear the same jewelry as everyone else. If I don’t have at least 3 necklaces on I feel naked. My Jewelry empowers me. It makes me feel strong and open. This is why, each morning, I choose jewelry that is specific to my life and my life’s circumstances. I invite you to do the same. I want you to choose your Shakti piece to bring deeper meaning, strength and purpose into your life.