I use sterling silver and mixed metals in my designs. I love to go to gem shows, where I search out the most inspiring semi-precious cabochons and beads to bring my pieces to life. I enjoy the process of designing, and the size, shape and color of the stones are what dictate the direction the finished piece will take. Each piece is cut, soldered, textured and polished by hand in my Crozet studio.
I studied metal smithing and jewelry making at San Jose State University.