Jewelry, as an art form, has the power to create moods and produce reactions. I am always inspired by the endless influences nature provides.
My nature inspired jewelry is crafted by soldering multiple hand forged silver and 18k gold elements together. The organic texture and surface is created with an experimental cross technique between keum boo and granulation as well as through the use of drills, files and acid.
Although I use precious metals like 18k and 24k gold, as well as sterling silver and precious stones, the design is of much greater importance to me than the intrinsic value of the materials that I work with.
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
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