With my jewelry designs, I strive to create timeless yet modern heirlooms. Drawn towards things ancient, magical and feminine, I work to impart a bit of these qualities into each of my jewelry pieces – like rediscovered sunken or buried treasure, with a life before and after.
Employing ancient goldsmithing techniques such as melting, rolling, forming and pulling metal into sheet and wire, I make each piece by hand to create jewelry both unique and specific. Pearls of all shapes and sizes, rose cut diamonds & sapphires, rubies, moonstones and light reflecting crystals dominate. Working in high-carat gold and fine or sterling silver, I aim to create pieces that will endure in quality and style. Never fussy nor trendy, but graceful and elegant with a sprinkling of magical sparkle.
I am always changing where I live and what I do, and presently, I am living in New York City spending my days making jewelry. In my past I have driven a school bus and worked in a corn factory in Maryland. I have been a cocktail waitress on the coast of Maine and in a biker bar in Boulder, CO named Mother's. I have a Master's Degree in Literature and I am certified to teach Middle and High School English. I was a bureaucrat for the Massachusetts Department of Education, an employee at Radcliffe University and a P.R. Executive in the Fashion Industry on Seventh Avenue. I've been a San Francisco antique store employee and the owner of my own antique business. I've worked in the P.R. Department at Bloomingdale's and worked, under the direction of a P.R. Diva named Bambi Levine, on the "I Can't believe It's Not Butter" campaign (starring Fabio.) Questioning the meaning of it all, I now find myself wanting to do little other than create objects of great and lasting beauty – handmade gold and silver jewelry.