Hi! It's me, Esther, the artist/designer/jewelry-maker behind CaptiveLove® Jewelry. I've been crafting jewelry since 1994. Originally trained in fine arts, the twists and turns of life changed my path many times leading me here.
I started out creating mainstream contemporary sterling silver jewelry; when my wedding collection took off I focused on that for several years. After an illness, I took silversmithing classes at the Visual Arts Center here in Summit, New Jersey.
One day a former writing partner asked me if I could make her a padlock necklace...and, as they say, the rest is history.
I opened my Etsy shop in 2013, and while very successful for 6 years, I decided I'd rather have my own website. My dot com opened its doors in 2019.
As I was a wild child, I have had experiences in many "alternative lifestyles." You can count on me to be respectful, kind, reliable, and knowledgeable.
I am presently "owned" by a large, curvaceous cat named Gigi.