My Jewelry created using Sterling Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass and Bronze. I also use many natural stones and gems. When I use a stone it becomes the focal point and its color or shape inspires the design that follows.
My work is entirely handcrafted by fabricating, forging, bending, piercing, texturing and soldering all the elements together. I have learned through books, intensive workshops and, my favorite process; experimentation. I love the process of taking a piece from a conceptual drawing then bring it into a three dimensional form. Trees and vines are a major inspiration of my design.
While creating, I find many more designs are revealed therefore, 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.
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.