I love to combine colors, shapes, and textures inspired by natural materials to create beautiful pieces of jewelry art. My goal is to create elegantly simple, well made, practical, and comfortable jewelry. My handcrafted jewelry features unique designs created with gemstones, leather & mixed metals through string beading, metal forging, soldering, form folding, stone setting, and texturing techniques. Primarily self-taught through experimental learning, I have honed my skills through a multitude of classes and experimentation. Although I work with a variety of metals and leather, I love the color and quality of copper combined with gemstones. And my art is simply an extension of who I am. As a former school counselor turned jewelry artist, I try to infuse my realism and empathy into each unique piece of jewelry that will have a personal connection for its wearer.