Dandy Jewelry was born out of Andrea's love of nature and a childhood spent crafting and sewing. Years spent as a professional seamstress, intermittent painting and design classes, and handbag design only served as fodder for Andrea’s future. In 2006, clay crossed her path, and changed her life course. She was instantly hooked on the endless possibilities inherent in such a diverse medium. Andrea still delights in sitting down with paper and scissors—as if she were still that little girl—to bring to life the multitude of ideas that come from a seemingly endless and mysterious source.