about the artist:
Although professionally trained as a Registered Nurse, I always felt the artist in me trying to emerge. I discovered my passion for jewelry design while home, raising my 4 children. Primarily self taught, I use traditional metalsmithing techniques to create contemporary heirloom pieces.
As a longtime collector of vintage and antique ephemera, my collections have become the inspiration for my jewelry. The use of found objects is central to my work. Antique photographs, postcards, vintage glass cabochons, and buttons are used alongside unusual stones, enamel and sterling silver.
My work has become more narrative, reflecting a nostalgic sentiment. I like the idea that the objects have belonged to someone else. There’s a history and a “patina” that nothing but time can replicate. Having been raised Catholic, religious icons also appear in my work, not only because they have meaning to me, but simply for their beauty.
I put my heart, soul, and attention to detail into each piece of jewelry that I create. My hope is for the wearer to make a connection with the piece, to evoke a memory, or just to bring a smile.
May 7, 5 – 8pm
Photographs from Death Valley NP
Monday – Sunday: 10–5