Ethically sourced material

Many Faces

As a gay, person of color, most of my life has been a game of translation. I looked at life (and myself) through the lens of others. In my most recent series of self-portraits, I seek to explore my identity…

Talisman V.2

Talisman V.2 is a brooch made of sterling, mammoth (extinct) ivory, and a computer chip. The talisman is intended to protect the wearer from the predations from the digital world inflicted by other users as well as the hardware and…

Contact Cluster: a stack of five rings

Upon each of these rings balances a hollow-fabricated form, made by silver-soldering and gold-soldering up to 30 elements together, mastered from units originally fabricated in metal wire and granules. The completed forms are geodesic spheres, and abstracted extensions of them,…

VOTE

This brooch celebrates the pioneering forces of the women’s suffrage movement. The passing of the 19th amendment was the beginning of a much longer fight that we continue to this day. VOTE and continue the activism of diverse women in…

Ess Stitch Brooch

Growing up I heard stories about how my grandmother supported her son, my father, during the Second World War with her needlework. Crafts such as weaving, quilt making and sewing were often designated as “women’s work” leaving much nobler artistic…

I am the North

I am the North, 2021 [Sterling silver and repurposed acrylic] [Circunis and Ursa Minor] As the needle in the compass is true to the north, what is rightfully mine is true to me. I am the North! – from Florence…

Dangle Earrings

Earrings crafted from recycled antique turquoise faceted beads. Capped with textured .925 silver disc beads suspended on .925 silver rolling mill tapered and forged ear wires.

FallLeaf

Sandra uses shell-forming, fold-forming, and raising techniques to create graceful forms that follow the patterns of nature. The tension between the stamina and fragility in nature inspires her work. The clean lines and rugged textures she creates reflect the endurance…

Turbulent Waters

Turbulent Waters is inspired by the fluid nature of strength. Strength is not a constant. In the hectic days that threaten to overwhelm, strength ebbs and flows, surging forth when needed, and receding like the tides back into the depths…

Carbon Cycle Necklace

I am amazed by the complexity and beauty of the natural world. My on-going series of work is focused on the origins of life on earth, evolution and the carbon cycle. As a jeweler and metalsmith, I am fascinated with…

Bridal Collection

A lush experience of color and form, my jewelry mixes the beauty of exquisite, ethically sourced gems with a subtle and organic aesthetic that skates the line between precious and everyday. Each piece is made by hand from recycled precious…

California Sea Otter

This California Sea Otter Pendant is made from glass enamel, fine silver and 24k gold. The setting consists of kelp motif hand car from sterling silver while the bail showcases a teal Sapphire in a 14k gold octopus setting. Born…

Map Inscription Earrings

Jenne Rayburn’s vitreous enamel combines drawing and painting with texturing and patterning in a process of fusing thin coats of specially prepared ground glass to metal in a kiln, using high, controlled heat. For Jenne, this process of creation, from…

Wild Rose Necklace

I fabricated this necklace of 20K gold, dendritic gold nuggets, mammoth ivory beads, and raw emerald beads. Many of the natural dendritic nuggets look like leaves, so that was the inspiration for this piece. The wild roses bloom around solstice…

The Hatchling

Change is inevitable. It’s in every breath, every word that we say, every whim. We are in a constant state of change, building the future of our lives even when we feel stagnant. When we are held, however, nestled into…

Mask for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change

Masks for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change, 2020 Australia has always been at the vanguard even when wearing masks. Australia began wearing masks and respirators in the ACT early in December 2019 as the devastating fires of what it is…

In Honor of Her Honor

(1000 paper beads cut from the dissenting opinions of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) This piece is a lace collar/warrior breastplate comprised of 1000 paper beads cut from the dissenting cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is both a…

Fall Moon

My work is inspired by what I see around me every day and most days I see a body of water. This piece was inspired by the full November moon rising over Boston Harbor. The moon left a golden path…

sequence (carved rosewood)

Influenced by nature and indigenous spirituality, my work explores the act of preservation in an often desperate attempt to safeguard and pause the natural cycle of time. By treating found natural elements with reverence, my intention is to restore a…

Finger ring

Inspiration comes from so many places and is truly ever-evolving. 10 Timeless Fashion Pieces Every Woman Should Own (a list by Mary Johnson) has been the inspiration for several pieces I’ve created for the past three years. So far, I’ve…

lily pad ring

My studio practice is an exploration of ideas. Starting with the familiar; fragments from nature, memories or reflections, I begin by building studies. The process of making, from the choice of materials to how the piece is fabricated, continually informs…

Amaya

This pendant is a piece from my upcoming capsule collection which translates Victorian architectural design elements into wearable jewelry. New motherhood is a delightful, challenging experience filled with moments of pure joy and amazement. One particular delight I had when…

Blue Topaz Necklace from Water is Life Series

Over the course of my career, I have honed my skills, learning from and alongside other artists. I have integrated the lessons these artists taught and carry forward their lineage as well. In July of 2011, I almost lost the…

Broken Column

I have always been interested in the life and paintings of Frida Kahlo especially Broken Column, an oil on masonite painted in 1944 shortly after she had spinal surgery to correct on-going problems which had resulted from a serious traffic…

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