My drive to create is as involuntary as breathing.
To offset hours of sitting in front of a computer screen creating better ways to deliver intangibles, I crave opportunities to manipulate solid materials and observe the way color changes in the light.
Forever thrifty and resourceful (think Pretty in Pink prom dress) I make what I can’t buy off the shelf. Thanks to modern day information and virtual courses I learned the basics of metalsmithing which led to a creative crush I never knew I needed, and the results are what you see here.
Infinitely inspired by the outdoors: color of stone, movement in the clouds, sounds of the water, distance to the stars and planets, constant change in contrast and mood as the Earth spins us toward and away from the sun. I’ll take pictures all day long to capture shape, shadow, light, ambience and bring that back to my bench to collaborate with the tools, silver, and gems that await.
Jewelry, as a reflection or source of power, wealth, protection, homage, hope, celebration, and expression are just a handful of reasons it has woven its way into human lives for thousands of years. What are you searching for today?
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