Vanessa was born to jeweler parents and explored various mediums before focusing her talents exclusively on jewelry. She has studied jewelry making and design, metal smithing, casting, and various enamel techniques. Her creativity with color, and love of mixing mediums and textures, lend a unique bohemian air to her work. Vanessa is inspired by the rich colors found in nature and by the perfection of organic forms like leaves and flowers. Her work embodies her romantic view of life. Birds and flower motifs abound in her work, yet her look never ceases to be modern and chic in its execution. She finds inspiration in Victorian, Greek, vintage Mexican and Peruvian jewelry, the work of masters such as Lalique as well as every-day items like a piece of lace, a fallen leaf or the colors of a piece of fruit.