I have been creating jewelry for most of my adult life. I started out by making beaded jewelry when I could not find (or afford) jewelry I liked in the retail world and it was a great creative outlet. However, after several years I needed more of a challenge. I found the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Harvard Square and began taking classes. I have been there ever since.
My goal is to make beautiful, unique jewelry that appeals to a wide spectrum of people. I want people to wear my pieces for years and then pass them down to the next generation when the time comes. Classic, timeless pieces that don't get old with age. The stones I use are handpicked and inspire me the instant I see them with either because of their color, pattern or shape. Because each stone is one of a kind, the piece you own is a one of a kind... a conversation piece, an heirloom.
So why Vincentia Designs when my name is Beth McGavock. Vincentia is my middle name. I was named after a wonderful woman, a nun in fact, that taught my mother during her college years. She was no ordinary nun. She hated wearing her habit (the standard garb in those days) and she always had a ready laugh. She and my mother were great friends. Unfortunately, she died shortly after I was born and I never had the joy of getting to know her myself. Sister Vincentia was all about the fun and beauty in the world. I hope to bring a bit of that (the fun and beauty, not the habit) into the world in her honor.