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Thanks for your interest in my jewelry!

I remember hammering nails into scrap wood at my Dad's basement workbench when I was about five years old. All of the old hand tools and materials seemed so magical to me and still do.

I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Boston where I enrolled in jewelry/silver smithing classes and also worked as a furniture maker. I loved all the tools and the process of woodworking and silver smithing and still do.

I moved to Ann Arbor where I earned a BFA with concentration in drawing, painting and sculpture, and MA in education. After many years of teaching, I felt the pull to return to my workbench full time. I also felt the pull to be near the ocean again. I did it! I spent the last two years living by the beach in Florida with my husband,…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 1
  • Joined February 2, 2008

Favorite materials

metal, paint, wood, sea glass

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About

Thanks for your interest in my jewelry!

I remember hammering nails into scrap wood at my Dad's basement workbench when I was about five years old. All of the old hand tools and materials seemed so magical to me and still do.

I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Boston where I enrolled in jewelry/silver smithing classes and also worked as a furniture maker. I loved all the tools and the process of woodworking and silver smithing and still do.

I moved to Ann Arbor where I earned a BFA with concentration in drawing, painting and sculpture, and MA in education. After many years of teaching, I felt the pull to return to my workbench full time. I also felt the pull to be near the ocean again. I did it! I spent the last two years living by the beach in Florida with my husband, our dog Cyder, and our cat Eggy. As of January 2, 2015, we are on a new adventure and living in D.C.!

My jewelry designs, drawings, paintings, and other creations all share a common theme of simple line, basic shapes, and economy of color.

The simple suns were inspired by children's drawings and the power of line drawings.

I make anchors and use sea glass because I love things related to the ocean and beach.

I have come full circle, back to my workbench, no longer as close to the ocean,but still equipped with hand tools, surrounded with interesting materials and the same magical feeling of hammering and creating that I experienced decades ago, and still do!

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