The Journey to Bali:
On my way to Thailand for a 3-week yoga retreat, I stopped in Bali. I booked a homestay and immediately fell in love with the beautiful lush countryside and the warmth of the people. I discovered the Bali Bead in one of the rustic shops I walked past every day, and wanting a meaningful token from this time in my life, bought a red necklace in a style that inspired our line called "The Original".
Upon returning to NYC I was invited to speak at my first panel discussion. This was huge because as I left my corporate job I was looking for confirmation. I put on my favorite blazer, tank top and my red Bali bead necklace. After a successful presentation I looked back at the photos and smiled. I felt professional, elegant, and stylish and wanted to share that feeling with other women. I decided then I had to return to Bali to learn how I could make that happen.
The Bali Bead:
In 2016 I returned to Bali with a business plan and to learn the importance of craftsmanship in the Bali community.
The Bali Bead is made sustainably from recycled glass and an environmentally friendly dye process that promotes vibrant, lasting color and will not irritate the skin. The clasp, made from mother of pearl, holds the strong yet delicate beaded strands together on a natural string which allows the necklace to drape beautifully across the wearer’s collarbone.
The Bali Bead is made by Balinese women artisans who have been perfecting their craft for years.
Style and Substance:
The Bali Bead is timeless and pairs with any outfit or occasion.
I grew up in Syracuse, New York and studied accounting at Howard University before getting my MBA. In 2015, after 4 years working at one of the top four accounting firms, and other fortune 500 companies I left my corporate job in search of new directions. I was at a place where I felt comfortable in my own skin and wanted to take my education and my savings and bet on myself.