I first discovered the freedom art could bring when my grandmother taught me to sew and knit. Even as a child, textiles inspired me with their variety of patterns, textures, and movement and opened my eyes to art’s boundless possibilities.
As an adult, my creative medium moved from textiles to metals, but the stitching came with me, as seen in Interwoven Collections. I adore texture, form and intersecting lines. Finding inspiration in everything from nature to architecture, fabric, design, lines and texture - these fuel my personal aesthetic and style.
Stitching with gold or fine silver wire on metal, gives my work a three dimensional quality. I am particularly drawn line work. Silly as it may sound, I love playing with lines.
However, what I enjoy most is seeing my finished work on other people. Even though a piece came from my hands and my inspiration, I see it in a new light. It takes on a new life, as if I had only made for that wearer. It’s exciting and gratifying.
I hope you enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I do creating it.