Art has been a major part of my life since I was a little girl. Most of my childhood memories consist of watching Mom effortlessly sketch the human form and Dad paint his characteristic landscapes in watercolor. As a young girl in India, one of my earliest memories of dressing up included images of colorful earrings rendered in plastic. They came in a variety of shapes, styles and textures. Then came a stage in my life where the only acceptable kinds of jewelry were the ones crafted from precious metals like gold or silver. I was a young twenty-something and I loved traditional Indian jewelry that was intricate, eye-catching, and colorful.

These memories have since become an integral part of my adult artist palette, along with a few other influences – I made a transatlantic move to the United States, raised a family, and built a fulfilling career for myself. Somewhere along the way I rekindled my passion for jewelry, but this time I am actually creating it!

My life experiences along this journey have made their way into the jewelry I make. They are reflected in the choice of metals, the smoothness of the resin, the sparkle of the Swarovski, and the curvature of the wires. Although I am still growing and finding my foothold as an artist, one thing has become abundantly clear. My mantra for creating art is and forever will be - ‘balance’. Balance is what I strive for in each of my pieces, and it has spread into many other aspects of my life as well.

I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoyed making them. Art has many languages and one day I hope to learn them all.

- Anju