A little bit about me
I’ve always had a fascination, as far back as I can remember, with jewelry and all things sparkly. In my teenage years I started collecting vintage costume jewelry and my natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made. After graduating from the Rhode Island school of design, I started my career as a designer for manufacturers that opened in the 1930’s and 40’s where I learned many of the old and lost techniques from some of the industries “old timers”. Today I’m a 20+ year veteran jewelry designer who enjoys inspiring others as well as exploring my own creative venues.
My collection is quite diverse, everyday I wake up with a different inspiration. I have a vast collection of beads and stones, some of which have been kicking around my studio for 30+ years waiting for just the right design to be used in. I use an assortment of vintage and new findings as well as found objects which I cut, bend, sodder and manipulate into pieces that emulate historic styles or tell stories of inspiration.