It's been a long time coming! I am super happy for the opening of this website and the beginning of a new jewelry decade! I've never been a business owner before and I certainly still feel super new to the jewelry scene, but I'm a very excited for what Sutton Street will become!
About 8 years ago I moved to New York in search of a creative career. As administration was my strongest career asset, my mission was literally "to support creatives so they can do their best work" while I figured out what I was interested and could see myself doing over the span of a career. After 4 years I left having met business owners, designers, musicians and most radically- jewelers! I did not know the first thing about manufacturing jewelry until I began asking questions from 3 different women who owned their own jewelry businesses.
I re-settled in Seattle to be closer to my family as I began to take casting classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center. I began working for a large engagement ring company where over the next 3 years, I would learn so much about fabricating with precious metals and stones. At the same time, slowly building my personal studio, tool & material collection. I knew I didn't want to go into debt starting my business so I planned and it's taken a while, but I'm excited to be actually doing it now!
These days I work full time in production for an incredible designer while also working my business. Life is full, but simple. I've found a 4,000 year old art form that is challenging and brings me joy! I'm grateful to be doing it everyday!