Michelle was raised in Ventura's Pierpont beach community in Southern California. She spent her youth outdoors on the sandy beach and in the cold Pacific Ocean waves. She explored nature’s beautiful colors when the tide was low, exposing the hidden life of the ocean. Her collection of shells and sea glass grew as she explored beaches along the shores of California and Hawaii. As an adult, she lived summers on the islands of Maui and Kauai with her two children. Her passion for nature has been a major influence in her art. Michelle studied silversmithing in Santa Barbara with highly talented jewelers. She spent years taking classes to master her distinctive style as an artist. Her handcrafted custom jewelry pieces often capture moments from nature. Michelle is a sentimental jeweler who combines her experiences from travels, love for nature and loving awareness to create unique handmade pieces of art.