In 2014, while on one of my cross country road trips I asked God to bless me and use my hands to create something beautiful that would bless others. I wanted to express my spirituality through my artwork and evolve my yoga practice and photography skills.
I came to jewelry design from an honest and holistic place. This journey started truly by the will of God. Nefertiti Jewelry Collection was inspired by the coastal villages of West Africa and the tropical breezes of Canouan Island.
While my creative soul has never had a formal art lesson, my muse comes from the regal history of my African ancestry.
I began my Scared Beading journey by offering sessions at The Lord's Place in West Palm Beach. From the very first session I knew that Sacred Beading was a healing art. It was important to create a safe space without judgement during our time together.
I shared my excitement with my daughter about beading with these amazing women and she reminded me of my prayer; to use my hands to create something beautiful that would bless others. As I cried tears of joy I was propelled forward in my new passion guided by the Creator.
In 2016 I became part of an Artist co-op, where I learned to curate exhibitions, display artwork and sell art.
Currently I work with the City of West Palm Beach, Mothers Against Murderers Inc, Palm Beach County School District, Healthier Neighbors Riviera Beach, Dare To Be A Girl Inc, Community Caring Center of Boynton Beach and many other organizations. Sacred Beading has taken me around the world! I also host private events. I am a member of the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Cultural Council and National Coalition of 100 Black Women, West Palm Beach Chapter.
Belle's Nefertiti Jewelry line is sold at the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Cultural Council and the Riviera Beach Tikimarket.