As an art student at Indiana University, jewelry and metalsmithing became my passion. My love for jewelry began long before this. As my grandparents traveled the world, they brought me unconventional pieces of jewelry and sometimes rough stones as gifts. Little did I know these gifts would create a lifelong love of gemstones and metals. The point at which I realized I could make my own changed my life.
My jewelry consists of elegant geometric shapes, lines and the uncommon forms of common stones. I create one piece and watch other pieces evolve from a single idea. Although the process to create these pieces in gold and silver is complex, I like to create simple pieces to remind us that beauty can be found in the simplest forms.
As I take my work into the future, I hope to continue this passion for metal and the endless array of uncommon gemstones available.
As I continue my love for knowledge and jewelry, I am currently pursuing a Graduate Gemologist degree through the Gemological Institute of America.