I have been told I am Brave. This is in reference to metalsmithing and the willingness to try most any technique when using a torch. 

My jewelry tells a story of exploration, taking risks, and not following rules. I build my designs organically with texture and dimension which is how I see our world. I enjoy creating hollow-form boxes, creative connections, and working with a variety of gemstones. It is a process really. I allow the gemstone to help guide me with my designs by the cut of the stone, type of stone, and the vibrational energy coming from the gemstone.  I am connected with my art by the practice of daily mindful meditation, and by practicing living in the moment, which is easy for me when I am in my studio fabricating artisan jewelry.