Inspired by nature and its abundant organic shapes, I enjoy creating jewelry in sterling and fine silver; silver metal clay; and, at times, adding colored beads and stones. I like the challenges of fabrication in sterling silver, as much as using silver clay - which allows me to cast leaves, pods, and parts of fruits - to capture the organic quality of these forms, molding them directly from nature. I achieve color in many of my pieces through the use of Keum Boo (fusing 24k gold to fine silver), patina (to create a variation of hues by stopping the process in just the right moment), gold-plating on sterling silver, and occasionally adding colorful beads. Please contact the artist for more information!
Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA