Gilding the Lily Since 1989...
I've been working on new work in the studio this fall, using bronze and synthetic rubies. I also discovered some incredible beads from Tibet at the gem show, and have been making bronze clasps for them. Look for selections of this work on my ETSY site!
I hope that my work conveys a sense of humor, warmth and elegance. I believe in jewelrys potential to be symbolic, sentimental, superfluous, necessary, and even hopeful. To minimize my impact on the environment, I use recycled metal, look for responsibly mined gemstones, and use non-toxic material wherever possible.
In much of my jewelry, I use the remarkable lost-wax casting process. It enables me to transform soft, pliable wax into intricate metal objects. I leave marks on my pieces that emphasize that they are made by hands. Each cast piece is unique.
Visit my museum section to see the Gallery of Past Work
, which includes Earrings
, and Brooches
. And if you would like to tour my studio and see some things I find wildly amusing, go to Curious Things You Might Need to See
I also make custom jewelry in consultation with clients, incorporating their own personal meaning and materials. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a custom order, please contact me.
Thank you for visiting!