My hand-crafted jewelry derives its unique appearance from nature itself; the ocean, a forest, wildflowers, or even treasures picked up along a beach.
I translate the patterns, shapes and textures I see into beautiful adornments – sometimes actually using natural objects such as sea urchin shells, leaves and flowers to reproduce true-to-life images and textures in my silver pieces.
In order to best reflect the patterns and textures of nature in my jewelry, I specialize in sculpting precious metal clay – a soft material composed of tiny particles of silver suspended in a moist, organic binder.
It’s wonderfully moldable, and readily takes impressions from other objects. After forming, I kiln-fire all pieces for consistent fusing, leaving pieces that are 99.9% silver.
The fired pieces can require considerable sanding and polishing – something I do by hand or tumbler, depending on the desired effect. I add a patina to many finished pieces to enhance the pattern or design.
Those who share my affinity for nature will appreciate our handcrafted offerings, and their inspiration.