I am first and foremost a spiritual being on a journey to heal. My work as a jeweler and entrepreneur (and every other role I play) orbits around this central force in my life.
I currently work and reside in Prairie Village, Kansas, where I was raised. I have always been artistically inclined, so when I made it to Shawnee Mission East High School, I filled my schedule up with art electives. It was then that I was first exposed to jewelry making. I took two semesters of jewelry classes in high school, which planted the seed, but I didn’t get back around to exploring metalwork more seriously until my second semester at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where I rediscovered my love for metalwork. That summer a travelling exhibition of college level metal work came through the Institute’s gallery, and I was blown away by the work produced by students from the University of Kansas. I knew in that instant that it was time to move back home to enter the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program at the University of Kansas, and so I did.
Currently, I am focused on conceiving and building my business, Trewolla Designs, with two lines of jewelry in development and several more to come. I spend the rest of my time working in my studio or with my family, as I am a mother to two rambunctious toddlers, who keep me on my toes.
In the Big Picture, my journey is one of healing, sharing love and spreading joy through both my daily life and my work; doing my small (yet huge) part to help heal the world.