My name is Stephanie Maria, and I use my intuitive talents to create meaningful jewelry that celebrate your profound self. I work with beautiful stones that evocate healing energies and interesting, unique findings that you will feel proud wearing. Many of my pieces symbolize resilience, recovery, and love of life! I am currently delving into silversmithing, always trying new techniques to better express myself.
What does the word “creativity” mean to you? Creativity to me means forgetting one’s self in the joy of expression and connecting with your purpose.
What is it about St. James lifestyle that inspires your creativity? Living in St. James is a gift from God- every day I am awed by its beautiful wildlife and friendly neighbors. I have developed life long friends who truly spark my imagination and embrace my art and who I am. I have found my niche here in paradise. Describe the ideal environment which motivates/inspires you to create. When I come across mother nature’s gifts like butterfly wings, turtle shells, and shark teeth I am awed by the true Master of creation and hope to honor Him the way He has honored us with sunsets, dolphin glimpses, and moments of true serenity. What advice would you give a new artist? Take constructive criticism, but don’t let it disturb your joy of creating! Where is your favorite place in St. James? I love the amphitheater- and am getting married there in the fall. Waterway Park is also a favorite- love taking my dog there for long walks. Stephanie may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org 267-397-6330