designing and creating jewelry some time ago, but I've always loved the idea of
combining stones, silver, and gold into wearable art. The truth is,
I've never been able to walk past a jewelry store window without stopping
I take a minimalist approach to my
designs and try as much as possible to center each piece
around the stones or the engraving pattern I'm working with. The metals I use are intended to
capture and hold the stone structurally while adding an appropriate amount
of visual appeal. I work hard to make certain that the metal work
never overwhelms or overshadows the stone itself. If
it's a piece that doesn't utilize any stones, I try to fabricate the metal in a
way that is sculptural.
I'm a self-taught silver smith, stone cutter, and
It may not be the best or most efficient way to learn a craft but it fits
with my style of doing things in general. And while I've undertaken
formal training in fabrication and engraving techniques, I still consider myself
primarily self-taught. I'm always looking for new
techniques to master.
You'll find my designs are simple and understated.
When I look for stones or metals to design around, I look for the unusual and the
unique. Sometimes, I'll produce a single design and end up using several different
colored stones or cuts in the same design, such as the series of
on this site. It's usually just a matter of my being unable to
make up my mind about which stone I like best, so I
make up several different ones. I call that a "limited edition."
I also enjoy designing jewelry for men. You can
see some examples in my series of men's rings. No
matter what I design, each piece is individually hand crafted by me
Finally, you'll find my makers mark on each piece I sell.
It's my way of signing the piece and expressing my pride of craftsmanship
in that work.
I hope you'll purchase one of my pieces and enjoy
wearing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.