Welcome to flaxccentuate!
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been a collector. I’d gather a mixture of rocks I’d found on the street or in front of a neighbor’s yard, as well as shells and sea glass along the shoreline. I’d never really had a purpose for them, I just knew I liked the way they looked and it was always something fun to find and bring home.
As I got older, I started to immerse myself in fashion and accessories — statement necklaces being my accessory of choice. I had big dreams of graduating and jet setting off to New York to work in the industry. However, college flew by and I diverted on to a completely different path. Being that it was so different, I had felt that I was losing my sense of creativity. I was always trying to be very involved, have a social life and do well in my courses + my internship. I didn’t have the time I once did to write, read for fun, or create art. Once I graduated and started working full-time, this became very prevalent and it was all I could think about. So, I started researching and found a set of hobbies that would soon change my life — Metalsmithing and Beading!
As I’m learning all about these art forms and this industry — I’ve decided to create an outlet to showcase my work [which a few of my pieces can be seen above], life happenings, my findings and to geek out about crystals/gems/stones + more!
Speaking of geeking out … every other week I will feature my ‘Now it’s Crystal Clear’ series to showcase different crystals/gems/stones and all you could ever hope to know + learn about them!
I’m so excited to start this journey and bring together my love for accessories and nature’s beauty!
Thanks for joining me on this rockin’ adventure — you’re such a gem! 😉