Gemstones

The Hungry Cormorant

My mother liked to tell me about Chinese cultural traditions when reminded by an event or a sight in our surroundings. I clung to these stories as a connection to a culture and history that I felt isolated from. I…

Fruit Ants

This piece is an all around laser etched ants and pierced mother of pearl fruits with sterling silver backings, and 18K yellow gold prongs.

Talisman V.8

Talisman V.8 is part of a series of brooches incorporating a beautiful memory chip, digitally printed aluminum, carved mammoth ivory (extinct), sterling and cubic zirconia. This brooch is 2 x 2.5 inches. Like all of the others in this series,…

Hallux Valgus

I have a rare incurable degenerative collagen disorder called hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It causes many difficult symptoms, including unstable joints that dislocate extremely easily. In 2014, I had surgery to correct an agonizing dislocation in my left foot. My surgeon…

Sunlight in Trees Necklace, detail

I am amazed by the complexity and beauty of the natural world. My ongoing 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…

Parametric Gold Fish Ring

My work is inspired by Parametricism, an architectural style based on algorithms and related values resulting in fluid and curving forms, echoing systems found in nature. In Parametricism, shapes are transformable in the form of a slow modulation. It is…

Desert Rose

This cuff bracelet was designed using many of my favorite techniques. The organic textures of the silver were created using a flame. The ruby contrast the silver beautifully and the gold provides the perfect transition. The gray diamond set in…

Blue Lake Swirl

I am inspired by the natural world, and influenced by urban life. My jewelry expresses my visual fascination with structural relationships: pattern, repetition, rhythm, gradation, proportion, curvature, and line. The theme of the pieces often focuses on stories, history, and…

Beautiful Erosion

I work in primarily in gold and silver ,often incorporating gemstones. I have a painting background and I find that this adds to my jewelry making. I make pieces that tell stories. It is a way to express my views…

Still Life with Three Pears

This piece translates a subject that is usually painted and hung on the wall into a tiny, three-dimensional sculpture to be hung on the body. The jewelry that makes me happiest is representational, whether it is done in fabrication, enamel,…

Linear Bracelet

This bracelet was made using multiple lengths of wire in both silver and gold. Each element is drilled in two places to allow steel cable to pass through and connect all of the separate components together. My interest was to…

El Beso

This Neck Piece – El Beso – is part of a one of a kind series I made for my solo exhibition “Love” inspired in the best description of a Kiss I’ve ever read in my life by the master…

Under a Microscope

My jewelry designs distill the abstract essence of natural landscapes and physical and scientific phenomena. When I discovered vitreous enameling, it unleased the power of color and expanded options for texture in my designs. I employ a variety of enameling…

Seedpod

Imagine a springtime breeze, the sound of trees, and a helicopter seedpod spun down from a giant maple, weaving her way around your finger, beginning to dance and sprout right there, on your body, in your eyes… that is this…

3-stone Bezel Set Emerald Cut Sapphire Ring

18K yellow gold bezel set emerald cut ring with one 4.55ct. certified vivid pink sapphire, one 3.04ct. orange sapphire, and one 2.01ct. teal sapphire, 9.60ct. total weight

Launch Pad

Two concepts, an appreciation for beauty and individuality, have had the greatest influence on what I do and who I am. They have shaped the way I look at the world and helped me to grow as a person and…

Small Luna Moth

I work with my son Ethan. You can see us work in our studio on the jewelry episode of Craft in America.  

Fan Crown

My work is rooted in process and inspired by the natural environment. My current work is an exploration of form and technique through an imagined mythology of the ocean. Each piece of jewelry in this series is designed to be…

The Angler

The shape we associate with an angler fish is typically that of the female. The males are significantly smaller and will fuse themselves onto the females to mate and receive nourishment. They remain there till death. While woman of the…

Ruby Slice, Diamond, and Gold Hexagon Earrings

I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. “Clean. Crisp….

Folia and Arrow Earrings and Necklace

I strive to help people give new life to old jewelry that isn’t worn anymore and this customer chose to use my Folia fringe-style earring design and sketched the arrow pendant using the leaflets from my leaf-style Folia design as…

Titiania and Isolde (Gown by Atelier des Modistes)

Imaginal Cell Series ~Bespoke Hair Accessories When a caterpillar experiences metamorphosis, it must first come to terms with its mortality. Amorphous cells, known as Imaginal Cells, multiply within the chrysalis, impervious to the caterpillar’s immune system. When the Imaginal Cells…

Amethyst sage brooch

Amethyst sage brooch inspired the autumn when leaves turn gold. The forest of dendritic cells reflect the beauty of the amethyst sage agate.

RE:structure – hand of rings

These rings are part of my RE:structure collection of pieces inspired by a trip to the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland in the Summer of 2022. I was awestruck by the scale and natural geometry of one of the wonders of…

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