For me, the perfect day is one of creation. A day that begins with a question mark and ends with a statement. The perfect day is rarely easy or relaxing. In fact, more than not its just the opposite. But at the end of a perfect day you have before you something new. Something that didn’t exist when you woke up that morning. What that thing is doesn’t really matter. What matters is the process. What matters is that you took the time to figure it out. To commit. Making jewelry does this for me. Every piece I create helps me gain a greater understanding of life. It shapes who I am and what I mean to others around me. When you wear one of my pieces you become a part of this process. And in turn, a part of another perfect day.

Jill Andrus Bustamante