Everything I create is inspired by Mother Earth. Her beauty, Her essence, Her patience guides me through every step.
My process usually begins with an admiration of a gemstone's beauty, the nature of a flower, the shape of a sacred landscape, or the magic of a person's soul. From there I design the metal and stones to be cohesive with a story or purpose. I write hidden prayers or personalized messages into the design. Then if the piece is meant to be, I start creating.
Everything I create is made with my two hands and my tools. I use a jewelers saw (my favorite tool) to saw out detailed scenery and shapes. I use a torch to solder and fuse metals together. I use hammers and mallets to shape, distort, and form the metal to my liking. I use electric calipers, bezel rollers, a handheld Dremel, metal stamps and so much more! Each step must be taken patiently and sometimes with a little bit of force and always a lot of focus.
I work with sterling silver, 14 carat gold, bronze, copper, brass, and maybe someday argentium. I fancy American mined turquoise, variscite, magnesite, picture jaspers, agates, mexican mined fire opals and rhyolite. I try my darnest to source all of my materials and tools from ethically centered individuals and businesses