I am not a fashion designer. My idea of a perfect outfit is a pair of worn jeans, my favorite top, mismatched socks (probably striped and polka dots), and comfortable sneakers.
But… I do love pretty things and love making them even more. Jewelry is the perfect detail for any outfit. Whatever you’re wearing, your favorite piece of jewelry will go with anything.
All of my pieces begin with a sketch. Gorgeous colors are chosen. Custom jewelry is made to fit you perfectly. In essence, love and life is poured into every Ahtee’s Designs piece.
As an artist, I try to make pieces that are both unique and wearable. I draw inspiration from art nouveau and art deco artists, the designs of India, nature, and my friends and family. Growing up, if we could make something rather than buy it, we would.
My creating and making led to attending Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA. I absorbed all I could while there and, though I never finished, it was a precious and treasured time in my life.
I continue making everyday and am a self-taught jewelry designer. All pieces are handmade by me. Currently, Ahtee’s Designs is a one-woman operation, but we all have dreams. One day, I hope to own a boutique and sell lovely handmade goodies from all around the world. I want to help support the dreams of other artists.
I am so very thankful for all my customers who choose to support my own dreams and hope that my creations bring them happiness.