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  • About This Artist

    When I am creating one of a kind jewelry or objects I feel like the luckiest person on earth for having this as my passion in my life and the way I make my living. The project doesn’t always go smoothly, but I know that I will figure out a solution eventually and I enjoy the challenge each project brings my way. Every year I try to create something totally new to add to my repertoire, based off something inspiring at that moment. Sometimes it’s nature, or art, or fictional stories, or images right out of my memory. These inspirations and one of a kind projects feed my every day processes of being an artist.

    All my work is hand fabricated and finished in my studio in Northampton, Massachusetts. I start with collecting ideas in my sketch book, make a lot of trial pieces in paper mock up and silver to finalize a design, then expand that one design into series of necklaces/bracelets/earrings. Often one series contain multiple color selections and size options.

    My primary media is silver, with sometimes with gold, gem stones, glass, fabric, and other elements get involved when they are called for. During the pandemic I was inspired to make fabric masks, and then evolved into other sewn objects.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: I have several different lines of jewelry, and each one has very different methods and techniques. Flora and Stardust series are hand folded from sterling silver sheet in origami technique, then plated with rhodium, 24k gold, rose gold, and oxidized so that I can reassemble them for two tone options. Pave diamond series is utilizing pave diamond beads and charms, to create one of a kind vintage-era inspired jewelry. Sterling silver and 14k gold are used to fabricate around the diamond beads.

    A: I have worked with silver for more than 20 years now, and I still love the versatility (different textures, surface treatment like oxidized finish) and the affordability. Although I do use gemstones, diamond, some gold, I try to keep the jewelry more accessible to many audience.

    A: I always try to make my work different from what's been done before, and look for inspiration in different media that I could possibly combine with metals. Also, even though I don't intend to make my work look "Japanese", I am often told that the detail oriented delicate look of my work remind people of Japanese made goods.

    A: I call it my passion, and therapy. It doesn't matter what I'm making, but as long as I'm creating something, I am happy.

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