The Coastalstyle Australia Story
How it all Started
Those moments in life when something moves us so much, that it just takes our breath away.
We have the most treasured memories of sailing around the Great Barrier Reef. The azure expanses of crystal clear water, sparkling like jewels with dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Beautiful white sand quays in the middle of nowhere offering plenty of diving and exploring in the shallow reefs surrounding them, and making friends with rainbow coloured fish seeking protection under the boat whenever we anchored.
Australia is stunningly beautiful. I can understand why they say that Australia isn’t just a place you see, but a place you feel.
I wanted to capture it all and carry it with me to remind myself of the feeling of being there. The serenity and tranquillity of the places we loved to sail, and the dazzling shades of colour indicative of life above and below the water.
On returning home, the real adventure began!
I started off with a tiny table tucked away in the corner of the sitting room, and hungered after any knowledge I could find. I set about working with silver, then branched out in to making glass designs for colour, creating one off “Barrier Reef Beads” that became my best sellers. 8 years on and the only spare room we have has been transformed into a work room full of tools and equipment. My “Happy Place”.
I have created collections for Sanctuary Style, Marina Mirage and Hayman Island and loved every minute. The continual challenges and lessons keep me coming back for more, not to mention the lovely customers I have met along the way, and who have made this journey possible.
I strive to make beautiful jewellery here on the Sunshine Coast, meticulously handcrafted just for you. Something that you treasure, and no matter what kind of day you are having, it just brings a smile to your face, making you feel happy, special and loved.