“I love creating something with my hands and being able to give my ideas a definite physical shape in precious metal. I find it fascinating how the metal bends and changes with only a few hammer strikes and to witness it take new form”.
Handmade in California
Each piece is handcrafted by me in my studio located at the beautiful Monterey Bay in California.
In my jewelry I combine modern designs with inspiration I find in nature, especially in plant and marine life. Simple organic and geometric shapes are translated into wearable art through the process of hand fabrication.
I use a variety of traditional jewelers techniques such as fold forming, forging, soldering, fusing, sawing and roller printing. Many of my jewelry pieces are finished with a dark patina in order to create an industrial look or a dramatic contrast with gold. The materials I use include Silver, Gold, Gold Vermeil and Gold filled as well as pearls and gemstones.
I am a member of the Society of the Northern American Goldsmiths and the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.
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