is Michelle Goulevitch and I would like to welcome
you to Gorgeous Jewellery for you. I love designing
and creating jewellery, however I had no idea that
this is what I would
end up doing. But as you probably know, life rarely turns out as you expect
it to :)
2006, I had a
successful corporate career in the telecommunications industry. I enjoyed it
and would have happily continued down that path, but in December 2005 I was
stopped in my tracks by a debilitating illness called ME / CFS (Myaligic
Encephalopathy / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). I was so sick I was forced to
when I began making jewellery. To start with, it
was purely a creative outlet for me while convalescing. My "grand plan" involved getting
my health back as quickly as possible and launching back into my usual life
of working hard and going to the gym.
months later I was still too unwell to return to work. Unsure of my future, I
continued to make jewellery (obsessively some might
say) and as it turned out I was pretty good at it!
my hand at many different styles and soon found I was particularly drawn to
working with crystals and pearls because of their beauty and elegance.
most of my designs are based around Swarovski crystals and pearls. I
especially enjoy designing and creating wedding jewellery
(including bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride and so on) or
something beautiful for that special occasion.
custom design work and the process of collaborating with someone to create
unique and gorgeous jewellery they will adore and
still have have ME/CFS. Recovery
from this illness is long and slow (measured in years, not weeks or months). I
am however happy to say that my condition has improved alot
and I have found a way to live my life with ME/CGFS..
wonderful thing to come out of all this, is that instead of being
"something to do while being unwell", designing and creating
gorgeous jewellery has become a true passion.