I am studying silversmithing since 2017 and was encouraged to sell my designs in 2019. I like combining sterling silver with stones and 14k gold accents, creating jewelry pieces that speak to contrast –dark/light, straight/curved, man-made/organic and metallic/colored. I work with my hands directly with my materials, striving for a high level of artisanship and durability for any new piece while maintaining the ease to wear every day. I choose design and processes that may not conform to traditional standards, but express new creative possibilities – reflecting images I may have come across on a walk in nature or gaze at the ocean. This results in a new one-of-a kind experience for the maker and the wearer of the finished product. I enjoy working with stones that have character where the “imperfections” may enhance the final piece.