I have been enthusiastically making things ever since I can remember. I love to create - I have no fear of failure - only the thrill of inspiration! My family have lovingly supported this aspect of myself from the very beginning, and for that I am eternally grateful!
I'm a romantic at heart, and love to create pretty things. My personal taste leans towards the 1940's and 50's - that was a time of matching shoes, hats, handbags and gloves. A time of glamour and never leaving the house without make-up. A time of red lipstick and classic fashion styles that thrive even today.
I love to create pieces that don't look "new". Anything that looks like it has a history enthralls me - I want to know more.
I love estate jewellery and the history that emanates from it.
I am a firm believer that a piece is infused with the energy of the maker when created and from the wearer when worn.
I love history in general.
I've never taken a formal jewellery-making class, only because I prefer to just have a go, believing that (for me) I work best when I let my imagination run on untethered, imposing no limits on how things are "meant" to be done, concentrating instead on finding a way to make my ideas a reality, any way I can.
I have two beautiful children (aged 10 and 7 years old) and a wonderful (long-suffering!) husband.
"Pallina" is my passion, not just a pastime. I hope that beautiful jewellery, wearable art and accessories are your passion too - and that you find something that appeals to you, on a personal level, here on my website (either now or in the future).
If you have any questions, please contact me - I'm here to help!
PS: If you're wondering about the story behind the name - "pallina" means "bead" in Italian : )