I have loved drawing and creating 3-dimensional objects since a very early age. The “art” I created began with pencil sketching, watercolor and charcoal pictures of people and landscapes. In college, I continued taking art classes, but chose to major in Pediatric Occupational Therapy. I used many “forms of art” therapeutically in my treatment plans. I continued to explore other mediums: glass (glass bead making, stained glass, fusing), but focused on metals in 2005.
I primarily work on hand-fabricated metal smithing techniques like forging: stretching, molding, shaping and texturing fine silver and sterling with hammers, drill bits, rolling mill. This creates a minimalistic style and organic feel in the jewelry. I pair it with multi setting techniques: bezel, tab set, tapered bezel, prong setting; capturing gemstones and cabochons that enhance the jewelry.