In her creative space in Asheville, North Carolina, Vanessa can usually be found grooving to music or listening to a motivational podcast. It’s her background noise that keeps her going, and she creates with the traveler and wanderer in mind, often capturing perfectly the urge to explore and trek to uncommon places. Her jewelry combines vintage and artistic imagery with just the right text to evoke a specific idea, time or place. Once each image is finalized, she prints and glazes it onto a locket, pocket watch or framed pendant and encases it beneath a glass dome. And as each necklace is designed to inspire, the wearer is able to carry a little reminder of their hopes and dreams with them every day.