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Vintage 1960’s German glass hearts with a 14k gold edge and carved 14k gold intaglio, on 14/20 gold filled French ear wires. 1 inch.
A LITTLE ABOUT MY PROCESS
Although I often romanticize about the concept of keeping a journal or sketchbook, the truth is my preference is to sketch in 3-D more often than putting a pencil to paper. I enjoy making paper models of the pieces in the design process or "drawing" them with wire, as I create my layouts. Using recycled bits, scraps and components left over from previous designs gives me the freedom of spontaneity and a "thinking outside the box" way of looking at the work during the design process. Each piece is fabricated by hand and although I may do repeat pieces in a series, since none of the pieces are cast and no molds are made, they are all unique and show "the hand of the maker". In my opinion, this is one of the most rewarding parts about the handmade process.
WHAT INSPIRES ME
I am inspired and attracted to the smallest, most minute details of something as seemingly simple as the texture of a sidewalk, the complex architecture of a bridge, or building, to the vast array of lines and shapes that naturally occur in the landscape, through shadows and symmetry. Geometry and pattern abound and my love of photography helps me document this part of my inspiration process.
ALL FOR THE LOVE OF CRAFT
My ultimate goal as a maker, is that the jewelry and objects I create fit into the lives of others through adornment, sentiment and celebration, while emphasizing the purity, importance and love of the handmade. Ultimately, over time, I hope that my work becomes a comforting, natural part of your own individual style and history.