Peace Corps

My love for jewelry making began during my Peace Corps service as a Small Business Volunteer in Morocco 2009-2011.
For 2 years I lived in a small apartment an hour south of Marrakech without TV and hot water. My shower was a little
space to take bucket baths and if I wanted hot water I had to boil it on a stove first.
The lack of western comforts really helped with getting my creative juices flowing. It was amazing to discover how much
time I previous had been wasting.The ladies I worked with were very talented local artisans that
needed help with product development and marketing their amazing products. We made dolls, toys and jewelry together to
sell at local craft fairs and stores. For the first time they were making money with their creations. I came back to America
feeling that they taught me more than I had them.