Monroe, OR, United States
Adornment is my passion. I design pieces that are organic and inspired by nature. Adornment is what makes us different.
Wirewrapping, metals,sterling, wire, beads, gems,crystals, stones, found objects, baskets, enamels, natural materials, recycling, repurposing,
Skills and Techniques
wire wrapping, torch and kiln enameling, basket weaving, cold connection metal work, fold form forging, art clay
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Get to Know
I am a self taught wire artist. I started playing around with seed beads about thirty years ago. My early pieces were inspired by Native American designs. As my budget grew, I moved onto gemstones and lampwork beads in my designs. I love to wear and therefore make big bold jewelry that calls out to people. At the request of my friends, I have expanded my line to include some smaller more delicate items. However, my muse comes out when I am making the bigger pieces. For inspiration, I like to look at pictures in books and magazines. I start with the basic idea then tweak it to make it my own. I don't really worry about people copying my work because I believe the soul of the artist comes out in their creations. People are often commenting upon the variety of jewelry items I sell at my shows. I usually reply that this is the positive side of Attention Deficit. I get bored then try something else. Currently I am experimenting with recycled tin.