Webster Groves, MO
Creating jewelry has always been my passion. After 16 years of teaching science to middle and high schoolers, I have fully dedicated myself to my art and craft. My background in geology, chemistry and physics is the root of my appreciation for natural stones and manipulating metal. I am a self-taught artist; I took my first metalsmithing class in 2010. Now, I participate in juried art shows in the midwest, show in local galleries, and am soon to be published. My work is clean, simple, balanced – mixing metals to compliment natural stones. I begin my process by choosing unique semi-precious stones that are as individual as each of us. I design each piece of jewelry to accent the natural beauty – the pattern, shape or texture – of the stone. My goal is to create a simple and elegant setting to showcase the stones, that makes the wearer feel beautiful and adorned.