"I’m so jewelry-obsessed, I tend to accessorize my ornaments with clothes instead of the other way around. Without a fistful of rings, lavishly laced lobes and a couple of cuffed wrists, I feel positively naked. Until a few years ago, I simply considered myself an enthusiast. A trendsetter. A fad-forecaster. An accessory aficionado. Now, I’m proud to call myself an artist. I crossed the line from consumer to creator out of a basic desire to stand out in NYC’s eclectic, fashion-forward, cool-centric crowds. I quickly realized if I wanted to be the only one at the party rocking a sick spiked ear cuff, I’d have to make it myself. So I did."