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 and sometimes these pieces can seem like puzzles. Though I work has a message I strive for a balance of beauty that allows it to be appreciated at first glance. The story can reveal itself more slowly. I regard every piece I make the way I do my paintings. They are meant to be works of art. I want them to stand on their own but I also believe that when a piece of jewelry is worn it evolves and is enhanced. In the same way the wearer should feel enhanced by wearing a piece. Adornment is by its very nature expression of the wearer. Ultimately, I want my work to give the one adorned to feel noticed and good about it.