Hello! Welcome to Knits & Pearls! My name is Leticia, and I am the owner, designer, and creator.
I started creating jewelry from store-purchased kits as a creative distraction. When I showed my mother what I had created, she loved it so much that she went out and bought supplies and immediately asked me to teach her how I had created my pieces. Something had lit a fire inside of her and she had found her real creative "home" in making jewelry, and soon after she had amassed a huge stash of beading everything and was selling the things she made to friends and family, who loved what she had created.
My mother was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer in 2013. Within just a few months of her diagnosis the chemo had destroyed vital systems of her body and she was gone. I was absolutely devastated. But in my grief, I found an important connection to my relationship with my mother through beading handmade jewelry.
One of my mother's dreams right before her diagnosis and passing was to partner up with me and create a shop to sell the things we made. She never got to see it happen; but I'm carrying on in her memory. That's why it's so important to me to create affordable items that you will love and want to wear all the time.