Saint Germain, WI, United States
Hand-sculpting three-dimensional, Victorian-inspired, and Art-Nouveau-inspired jewelry in precious metal wire since 2000.
Skills and Techniques
Pushing the boundaries of wire sculpture and cold connection.
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Get to Know
In early 2000, I was wandering around a bookstore, minding my own business, when I saw the wire jewelry book. The graceful, fluid jewelry designs on the cover just grabbed my attention, and my imagination. That book started my whole crazy journey, from my first fumbling attempts with craft wire and the wrong pliers, to learning to sculpt wire.
I challenge myself by remaining solder-free, torch-free, and casting-free. I push the envelope of what's possible in wire jewelry by engineering, sculpting, and weaving ever more complicated and intricate pieces, using fine-gauge wire for embroidering and beading my sculptures. I've wept tears of joy over a great piece, and I've hurled half-finished work across the room in frustration, but I've never, ever, been bored with wire.
I live in Northern Wisconsin with my husband, where we watch the deer, foxes, bears, wolves, coyotes, turkeys, and bald eagles from our living room windows.
At my workbench, sculpting wire.
Up-close view of the DEAREST Necklace.
Shell cameo and seed pearl heart pendant prototype.
Earrings from the Twitter Art Marathon, one antiqued, one not.