My work is inspired by rituals of adornment
celebrating jewelry as more than ornament,
but a vibrant story of how we express
and connect with the spirit of life.
I spent hours in my 20’s thrifting estate sales, coveting the curiously kept garments and adornments once loved by another. I’m especially drawn to the collectability of jewelry, it’s small and travels well, it tells a story and is connecting. It’s sentimental. It gets passed on through generations and outlives us, and is most often created to commemorate a special event, honor a loved one, and remind us of our unique story.