Rings are always one of my favorite pieces of jewelry to design and to wear. They are a very personal piece of jewelry as many times they have symbolic meaning: wedding rings, class rings, mother's rings. Rings are special because they are enjoyed not only by the spectator, but the wearer themselves.
I love to work in ancient techniques and antique gems. There is a close relationship the piece of jewelry and the handmade process. I choose to work in granulation which was a symbol of the Etruscan culture, and rose cut gems which were one of the first styles of polished gemstones in history. Here are some designs that blend these styles and techniques to create a story for each piece and its wearer.
Monday, March 9, 2009
A Fashion Party Event! Gallery 360 along with local designer Kimberly Jurek will transform the gallery into a red carpet catwalk to unveil this springs newest collections by local and regional clothing designers. Don't wear your clothes naked! Of course you will need some fabulous jewels to accent your fabulous duds. I just dropped off some of my new collection for the big event. I hope to see you all there!
360 Goes Vogue
Friday March 13
8pm (come early to get a spot!)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
So often when I start a piece of work, I have a sketch of my idea and I have thought about execution even before I begin the initial saw-blade cut or hammer mark. But as a I begin the process of the design the metal usually has its own intentions. I never create a piece exactly like the original sketch because as it evolves it becomes something of its own and helps direct me to the final design.
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. Check here for photos of new work and upcoming events. I am excited to join cyber space and introduce my new jewels! Please feel free to post and leave feedback. Enjoy!