Jewelry for me becomes a special place where the seemingly contradictory characteristics of nature and man unite.
WHILE SPENDING TIME IN 2008 TO EXPLORE BLACKSMITHING, I AWOKE A DEEP ROOTED PASSION FOR WORKING WITH METAL. IN 2012, HAVING STUDIED JEWELRY WITH LAURIE PETERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, I GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN STUDIO ART.
As an Artist and Anthropologist, I feel accomplished if my work has an ancient artifact feel to it. I want my pieces to tell a story, like it was just dug from the Earth after 1000 years.
I've always been fascinated by the fashions and textiles of past eras. Applying lacemaking and embroidery techniques to jewelry design allows me to create a modern, wearable version of the rich traditions of needle arts from the Renaissance to the Victorian eras. I find endless inspiration in the intricacy of the lace patterns, the colors of silks and semi-precious stones, and the meditative movement of the thread, the needle, and the hook.
These solid sterling silver treasures are inspired by the natural world.
I love working with precious metals and stones, and incorporating elegant and natural forms into functional, very wearable, and very feminine jewelry. All of the jewelry is handmade in my studio using the finest workmanship, the highest quality materials and signed by hand.
It has been decades since I first graduated from art school. Through all of those years, I have made art. Today I have fun making art that is just plain fun. I hope that you have as much fun seeing, owning, wearing, the things that I make as I have making them!
In my eyes, jewelry design is the wonderful combination of creativity and craftsmanship. The creative part is the desire to design and form ideas with the outmost freedom. The craftsmanship, skills and techniques I have acquired allow me to construct my creation. I receive great joy and satisfaction from sharing both with other people as I continue to evolve, learn, and develop my skills
Meticulous craftsmanship means that each of my pieces is heirloom quality; they can be enjoyed now and then passed along to be admired by generations to follow.
I draw inspiration from nature and enjoy experimenting with a diversity of materials. I find the creative process to be therapeutic and exciting.