ABOUT MY JEWELRY
My work involves recycled silver or copper and brass metal that is etched, cast, or form folded into a sparkly everyday wearable piece of jewelry. Whether it is a cuff, a ring or etched earrings, they are set with precious or semi-precious stones. I have four main lines: silver bracelets set with brass shells, form folded cuffs, rusted washers set in silver and gold, and silver rings. My jewelry embraces the fine craft of silversmithing using various techniques and plays with mixing silver with other metals. And always adding the sparkling aspect of faceted stones.
I have been making jewelry since I was a teenager in San Francisco. I took my first silversmithing class at the DeYoung Museum and after that I was hooked. I continued to take silversmithing classes all through high school and college. I have followed several different paths in my life. In college at CU Boulder, I majored in art and science. After college I pursued my goal of becoming an environmental geologist and continued to work on silversmithing. I then became a teacher and have been one for 20 years. I recently went back to my love for silversmithing fulltime. My interest in geology is clearly shown in my jewelry with its emphasis on precious and semi-precious stones. My jewelry embraces both the scientist and the artist in me.