I’ve always been a creative soul and a collector. I went to college for Studio Art and absolutely fell in love with metalsmithing! Jewelry making is where these two elements begin to collide: I use my techniques learned from metalsmithing and combine them with my ever-growing collection of gemstones. WithloveAbella was created over three years ago, beginning with simple friendship bracelets and wraps. Years later, I found my passion for making more naturally-based jewelry using semi-precious and unique gemstones. I make sure the materials I use are ethically sourced and affordable, a combination that has always been important to me. To ensure quality products, I wear a model of any new piece of jewelry before I add it to my Etsy shop. Quality of wear is extremely important to me! During the summer of 2016, I started selling my jewelry at local art shows. I love the process of talking with people in person and really getting to know them, a quality I try to carry over into my webstore.