Thursday, December 30, 2010

Why Ethiopia?

Well, my dear friend Kevina moved to Kenya years ago and fell in love with her now husband, Njorro. I didn't make the wedding in Kenya that year, but I did make their wedding rings. We struck a deal; keep some of the payment and I will come visit at a later date. I am a woman of my word. It just so happened when the time was right a job promotion had brought Kevina and her family to Ethiopia. Exciting I thought, the "cradle of mankind" as they say. Also the birthplace of coffee and the Rastafarian culture, and so much more...

And now of course I will go back and see Kenya one day.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Dear friends and customers,

You have faithfully continued to support Refine Design over the past (nearly) 6 years and I am ever so grateful. The signature Refine kite earrings are how it all began all those years ago and they continue to be a popular favourite in my collection. 2011 brings many changes for Refine...a new exciting look and direction. Don't worry, I'm loyal to you and the classics are here to stay. See you in the New Year!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Back from my travels in Ethiopia. It will take me some time to digest my inspirations from this trip...