I have my bachelors and masters in architecture, but I found my true calling when I picked up a jeweler’s saw for the first time 5 years ago.
After taking jewelry classes while working as an architectural intern for a couple of years, I began selling my jewelry when I was living in Portland, Oregon. I was hooked to the connection I formed with each client to whom I would sell a piece. I couldn’t believe that someone would spend money to own one of my creations, it was thrilling.
Right now I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where I was born and raised. I have a mostly messy studio in my one bedroom apartment that I share with my boyfriend and two dogs. It can get crowded, but we’re happy.
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my philosophy in life is do good and give back. I try my best to give as much time and money to charities as I can.
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi
Currently Markhed Design gives regularly monthly donations to the Canadian Humane society (SPCA) through Canada Helps . The humane society in your region could use any money or time you can spare, so I encourage you to look up how to help in your area. They especially need reliable monthly funding, so please consider setting up reoccuring payments like we do!
One in six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape, and 10% of sexual assault victims are men. (2004 National Crime Victimization Survey)
Markhed also has some products whose proceeds partly go to ending violence against women globally. At this moment, the female pelvic necklace is the main product. Please see V-day.org for more information on how to donate time or money towards fighting violence against women.