Jeweler, Textile Artist, Fashion Educator
My grandmother first taught me to knit when I was a little girl. On that day, she ignited within me a passion for beautiful things to wear. There was such artistry in the knitted fabric we made together- soft materials, rich colors, the repeated stitch patterns which delighted my eyes. There was a joyful sense of satisfaction in wearing what we created. And, of course, there was love.
When I started my jewelry line in 1991, I knew I would crochet precious metal to make my designs. The lacy crocheted silver reminded me of the love my grandmother poured into me through our knitting lessons. I knew I had to bring that feeling to my designs.
Crochet in silver was only the beginning for me. As a jeweler, textile artist, and writer, I explore form, concept, and technique to create pieces that communicate the powerful nature of the creative process, and remind me of the moment my artistic passions caught fire.
I invite you to feel it, too.