Since I get to travel to many places in the world, I hand-select my materials myself. I visit precious stone quarries and processing workshops so I know where the stones are coming from. For ceramic beads I use the highest quality porcelain clay and the best glazes and lustres. I scour the Asian markets where hardly any tourists go and talk to the vendors and designers. All swarovsky crystals I use come from a certified vendor which orders wholesale directly from Swarovski so I can be sure of it’s authenticity.