About Destai
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon." - Anonymous
My name is Victoria. I'm the sole person behind Destai; a creative force to be reckoned with.

I've always been a creative one, ever since I was very little. As a child I'd draw, paint and craft; later I did acting, learned to play the keyboard and started writing songs. I still write songs now, more than a decade later.

At the age of 24 I had to quit working due to a disability. For a long time I drifted without a purpose, unable to work and with not much to keep me occupied. But then one day my good friend came over and taught me how to make friendship bracelets - and it was done. I was hooked on crafts again. I moved on to more advanced macramé. From there it moved quickly; I fell in love with beads of all kinds, learnt the basics of wire wrapping and found out that such a thing as chainmaille jewellery existed!

Chainmaille has become my passion. Most of my creations now come out of a pile of small rings. I have become familiar with different types of metal, learnt many different ways of weaving the rings together and the pliers have become my second pair of hands. Honestly, some days I feel like Edward Scissorhands!

Since deciding to focus on the metal jewellery, I have also started stamping metal. This is a fun way of being creative which requires some special equipment and some practice, but the possibilities are endless!

I started my tiny little business in August 2013, and made my first sale in October that year. By then I had been making jewellery for friends and family for a while and honed my craft. I set up shop on Etsy, as well as a website through which I take custom orders. Who doesn't love having something made just for them?

And here we are now. I'm always perfecting my work, always learning new things and forever trying to come up with new designs which will not only appeal to other people, but which I would wear myself. I want to make pretty things to share with people, and I want there to be something for all tastes.

I have a long journey ahead of me, but I hope to one day be able to make a real living from my jewellery. It's what I love, it's my purpose, if you believe in such things, and I will go the distance. I owe my creations nothing less.