My Story

Around the age of 6 my grandmother gifted me a little diamond pinky ring for Christmas that stole my heart.  I couldn’t stop looking at its beauty and wore it with pride.  I used to visit that same grandmother every summer and spend the entire summer with her.  I would sit at her dressing table and try on all of her beautiful bracelets and rings.  She instilled in me a deep love for jewelry that would one day lead me to start making my own jewelry.  

Prickly Cactus Jewels was birthed in 2018 to create a creative space to help overcome job stresses!  I now have such a love for what I do, my hands and eyes will have to quit working before I quit making jewelry!

I grew up under the Texas stars running through vast cow pastures in a small South Texas town not far from where my original Czech family settled in the late 1800s. While some of my family still lives in that same area in South Texas, I now live in North Texas with my husband, Ross, and 2 daughters, Macayla and Mackenzie. 

I also support my husband in our bootmaking business.  He is one of the premier master bootmakers in all of the country, making custom handmade cowboy boots!! His forte is making TEXAS boots!   You can run over to his website to see his amazing work at Texas Cowboy Boot Company.

Texas Cowboy Boot Company Texas Boots

Our Texas pride runs deep!

When I am not making jewelry or doing any other work for our businesses, I am enjoying our dogs, working in my garden, listening to Texas Country music and finding Texas country backroads to explore with my family, where the bluebonnets are bright and the Texas longhorns are LARGER than LIFE!  Remember, everything is bigger in Texas!!!