My jewelry designs are abstract and non-representational. Sometimes I dream
the designs, sometimes they pop into my head when I'm awake and sometimes they
just come together on my workbench.
Most of my pieces are made from sterling silver. I like to create contrasts
and depth, and do so by combining elements with different shapes, textures or
materials. In addition to silver, I may use leather, paint, patinas,
metal clay and other precious and non-precious metals. My pieces are hand
fabricated or cast. I do the hand fabrication myself and I make all the models
for my cast elements.
Creating jewelry is a second career for me. After years of working as a
project manager, I left to search for a life filled with art and
beauty. I spent a year working in various mediums, but knew my search was over
when I began to work with metal. I now live in Butte County, California, where
every day I am inspired by the view from my studio windows.