Joined May 7 2012
39 years old
This is my tenth year in Kelowna, after moving here from Kyoto, Japan. I didn't speak enough English to get a job the first couple of years. I started playing around with beads to make jewelry for myself. It didn't take much time at all to find out what I'd love to do in Kelowna. I came to the market with my children in a stroller and they still love to come and help me out at the market.
I like to create intimate jewelry that I can wear everyday, sort of like jeans. It's special, but casual at the same time. I just can't leave my design desk. My head is filled up with my work. I certainly appreciate my family - my husband hasn't complained about the dinner being late, my kids have been very busy chasing beads across the floor!