I spent my formative years in Southeast Asia but  got to Texas as fast as I could!
I am an avid gardener, do yoga regularly, can do a handstand most days, and   love cats.  A  people person, I am passionate about making  jewelry and always love meeting my customers. I hope to meet you!
After sowing wild oats in Austin I met my Texas gentleman, fell in love, moved to Houston and spent the next 15 years in the fashion industry as a buyer for national and local retailers.  I  married my cowboy and became mother to a seventh-generation Texan who was the initial inspiration for my jewelry and remains my most precious gem.  Her love for buying and stringing beads led to our participation in school craft shows as Mother-Daughter-Design. With the plethora of beads building, Neckstrings Jewelry was born and continues to evolve.
You will not find my Original Designs anywhere else!  I mostly crochet, and use gemstones, high quality metals, and cool findings~Spiritual, Found and Vintage items are often incorporated in to my one one-of-a-kind designs. 
Neckstrings reflect a simplicity of the Far East and embrace  the West with  a bit of Texas charm. Lariat styled necklaces, leather wraps, chain, feather, thread, and fringe details are signatures of the collection.  My designs have been found in the gift shop of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, at upscale markets, and on some of the strongest & most beautiful women I know. 
Finding inspiration from my family here in the West I always look forward  to traveling to the Far East and beyond. I invite you to  Explore my website and  discover your own unique style. I hope you find a design you love.    xoNan
Voyage Houston Interview (2018)