I come from a family of craftsmen and have worked with wood through my life. Some of my fondest memories are of being in the shop with Dad, with dust flying and projects under way. With metalsmithing, I found a new love working with metal sheet and wire (or, maybe this passion found me). Rather than be constrained to a particular technique or style, I find it very satisfying to mix materials such as metal and wood.
I am fascinated with the colors and properties of stones and glass beads--especially how they contrast with or complement metal. I believe that the process and intent of making jewelry matter. There is deeper appeal in the character and uniqueness of handmade items (qualities that seem to be missing in our stamped-out, mass-produced world) and this is what I offer. I make many components though will note if using pre-made chain. I'll also let you know if I've used reclaimed or recycled materials.
I LOVE EARRINGS. In endless supply and styles. If you see a lot of earrings posted, at least you know it's an admitted obsession (and they don't need sizing). Note that I can change almost any earring from a hook to a post. Please send me a message before checking out to discuss post options, which include my handmade sterling or 14k gold-filled spiral posts for a small upcharge.