Artist Bio

I was born in Germany in the early 1970s and moved to America in the early 1990s. I have always had a desire to create things, whether it be gardening, clothing, crafts and now, sterling silver jewelry. My love of gardening and being close to the seashore is where I get the inspiration for many of my designs. The shape of a flower’s petal or the wings of a dragonfly mirrored in sterling silver speak to me of nature and the beauty of our Earth.

 

Main Subject

Floral, ocean

 

Materials and Techniques

Handmade sterling silver. I design my jewelry out of wax or recycled metal and cast into sterling silver. I also use other silversmith techniques such as sawing, forging, soldering, polishing etc.

 

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