My medium is handcrafted jewelry using sterling silver 14k and 18k gold with precious and semi-precious stones that are mounted or bezel-set in my original designs. I also introduce other unusual metals into the work including copper brass steel and mokume gane . The techniques and processes I use include: forging reticulation fabrication metal printing appliqu casting engraving soldering pierce sawing buffing filing riveting bezel and prong setting. My work is very direct and eclectic with a minimalist perspective. However I also create with an eye on contemporary fashion and style. Primarily I design for women generally concentrating on necklaces earrings pins bracelets and belts. Most of the work is one-of-a-kind however I make subsequent variations if a design proves to be popular. The jewelry is all produced by hand. I do all of the design work and original creation . My work has an American style with a sensibility for high fashion and elegance.
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park: TBA