For a long time, I didn’t think I had much of a creative side and I didn’t do much crafty stuff. Then, during a vacation in Turkey around 2003, I saw a woman at the side of the road making quite simple but beautiful necklaces with some string and some beads. I thought ‘that doesn’t look too difficult – why shouldn’t I be able to do that?’. I asked her if she could show me how she does it and she was very kind and did. Back home, I bought some jewelry crafting books and supplies and that was the beginning of a new passion.

Some of my jewelry works: