My jewelry is hand fabricated using a variety of metalsmithing processes. Everything is made in my studio in Orinda, California. Most pieces are one of a kind. Silver and gold are the primary metals used and often are mixed within the same piece. To get the textures that I am interested in, I often etch the metal in acid or roller print it with hand-made paper or lace. Gemstones are included in some designs.
My inspirations come from what I see around me, whether in nature, textiles or other created art. I feel successful as a jewelry artist if my clients feel happy or special when wearing my jewelry.
I continue to take classes to broaden my skill set. Before embarking on a career in metalsmithing I was a student in the textile department at California College of the Arts studying weaving and color theory.
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