Raised by a dad from Hong Kong and a mom from Canada, I always sensed that there were more traditional expectations of what I might be when I grew up. However, I thought of myself as the slightly weird and quirky “black sheep” of the family who was destined for a different path.
My love for creativity and fashion sparked my academic pursuit, and I earned degrees in Apparel Merchandising and Business Marketing from Colorado State. Even with my studies, I had no clarity about my life's trajectory. In search of answers, I decided to explore the world, embarking on a backpacking adventure through Europe and a solo trip through Asia. These experiences not only ignited my passion for travel but also revealed the vision for the business I wanted to create.
Everywhere that I went at that time was an inspiration for what would soon become DarcMoon. In fact, the name of my business originated from that time of travel and exploration. During our trip through Europe, my friend, Emily, and I created the 'DARC' tag, which is a street art phrase or image that’s unique to one artist and used to let other people know “I was here.”
All of my world travels had lead me to a confluence of inspiration and action. I took the leap into becoming a full-time working artist in 2016, after both discovering the Mala making process through a workshop, and then serendipitously meeting my bead supplier, Sarita, in quick succession.
Since I started DarcMoon, I've been on a journey where gemstones, art, community, and adventure seamlessly intertwine. DarcMoon is not just a brand; it's a reflection of my love for the craft, the road, and the boundless inspiration they provide.
The name DarcMoon encapsulates my affinity for finding light in the dark, exploring the unknown, and following my own path—an ethos that defines both my life and creations.
A heartfelt Thank You for joining me on this incredible journey with DarcMoon. Together, we're creating connections with every piece. Here's to the next adventure!