My Jewelry is handcrafted using Sterling Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass and Bronze. I use many metalsmithing techniques: fabrication, forging, bending, piercing, texturing, lost wax casting and soldering.
I have learned through books, intensive workshops and, my favorite process; experimentation. The process of taking a piece from a conceptual drawing to a three-dimensional form is always unique so no two pieces are ever the same. Trees and vines are a major inspiration of my design as I love the flow of organic lines and surface textures. Another influence of my designs are natural hand picked gems and stones. A stone can become the focal point and often the color or shape inspires the design that follows.
I have learned when I let go, there is this guidance I feel that is so clear that everything falls into place and a new creation emerges, the evolution of my work is an ongoing circle of inspiration.
Designing to me, is 3 fold,
1) External influences - all that we see and touch
2) Learned techniques - educating ourselves to go further in our art medium
3) Divine inspiration!! I believe the more an artist works with their tools in any medium the more creative ideas are born.
Looking for a special one of a kind gift or design? I am available to do custom design. If you would like to meet with me at our store in Skippack, PA. Just email us to schedule an appointment: contact us