Pastoria is a made up word, combining the English word 'pass' and the Italian word 'storia' which translates to history, my passion is to pass along a piece of history. It came about when my brother in law sat me down to brainstorm a name for this business, he asked me why I create jewellery. I have many reasons, but the most important aspect of making is sentimental. I have only been given a few pieces of jewellery in my life, and I cherish each piece deeply and it is a beautiful reminder of the person who gifted me the I love the idea that I could use my hand skills to make a a wearable object that has significant meaning in an individuals life.
Words that come to mind when I think of why I create are things like history, relics, moments captured, magic. Life is magical when you really think about it, we make it all happen. Creation for me begins with something simple, a word, a feeling, a shape, a sound, a memory. Some small spark that ignites a little that with research and