Flore is a native of Boston, by way of Petit-Goave, Haiti, a walking force of nature with two careers under her belt. She is a licensed nurse who now serves as a project controls specialist in a firm in Miami-Dade County.
Though she always loved jewelry and fashion, designing and making jewelry started as a hobby to feed her appreciation and want of unique pieces as well as her interest in pretty beads, found materials and metals. Soon her home was overrun with jewelry projects, and in fits of lucidity, Flore birthed X’otiQ. Her creations quickly expanded from outfitting friends and family to a fashion show, a trade show and several arts and craft fairs.
X’otiQ, for the 1st part of this year, participated in the City of North Miami’s Haitian Heritage celebration, and had its 1st show in Haiti, which was quite successful. The rest of the year she is scheduled to participate in Orlando for the 2nd annual “A Night with Haiti Gala” in September as well as several other prominent events. A pro at function and flair, Flore’s love of fashion, her pursuit of conscious living is reflected in her jewelry pieces, most often described as wearable sculptures.
Her art is colored by a childhood marked by the ocean, music, a tropical lifestyle, her love of Haitian art, culture and that of African artifacts.
Aside from her more contemporary pieces, she just released in May, a seasoned women’s collection, Marie Anne’s Jewels, named after her late mother. She looks forward to continuing to learn and explore her passion and creativity to produce more intriguing and X’otiQuely simple jewelry for you all.
She resides in Florida. She is the mother of her favorite gems a daughter and a son, and caretaker to Wally her Shih Tzu Pekingese fur baby. She enjoys volunteering, helping others, traveling, politics, literature music, arts and cultural events.
You can follow her and order at xotiq_ on Instagram or xotiqsales on facebook and www.xotiqsales.com which will be available by the end of the month.