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 remember setting out to India in my 20’s after i finished Nursing School, 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 was always attracted to the concept of healing, suffering and liberation. Starting my adult life as a nurse, I spent 10 years as a Pediatric nurse in an intensive environment. Eventually i got so deep into my yoga practice, i would go to India to study yoga every year. This was a time when yoga wasn’t so accessible and we would go to India to the source and bring the teachings home. After operating a large yoga school for 10 years, and retiring my nursing career i decided to just do what i loved most, which is designing jewelry. I wanted to create a purposeful adornment brand inspired by the divine feminine spirit and bring you the wisdom of the gemstones…and Shakti was born.
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, the wisdom traditions, and transformation and share a little wisdom with you all.
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.
With tremendous love and gratitude,
CEO / Designer