I grew up in Los Angeles with a passion for making pretty things out of just about anything. The “craft closet” in my childhood home was packed with every imaginable colorful ribbon, button, bead, pain, wire and glitter; and any combination of random items from the closet could become a new piece of wearable art.
I turned my childhood passion into a business at the end of 2003 after leaving a first career in the movie industry, studying metalsmithing, and subsequently discovering that making pretty things could indeed qualify as a “real” job. My initial small collection earned me the label “Rising Star” at my very first trade show, JCK Las Vegas, 2004.
Drawn to striking shapes and vibrant colors of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s and influenced by mid-century art, architecture, and graphics design, I create jewelry that marries and old world air with a modern flair. An admitted, committed colored stone junkie whose net has recently widened to include fancy diamonds, I fall in love with a stone and work backwards to create something that makes the centerpiece appear as though it was born there. Reliance on warm alloys and a satin finish in order to highlight the gems rather than the metal allows those stones to take center stage. In many cases, the resulting pieces are one-of-a-kind.