The waist beads a friend made me suddenly broke to pieces. I wanted to replace them and I craved another art form. I started making jewelry for friends and fans while touring in 2014 - I could have a conversation with someone and know what stones they needed. Fast forward to 2017. I am creating bracelets, necklaces AND waist beads and building my brand. I never leave home without wearing a piece of my Candi. It makes me feel empowered and self assured, like I can do anything. It's exactly what i need.