Before I began designing jewelry in 2009, I taught English in Japan, earned my master's in library science and worked in market research for a high tech company. When I moved to Oregon's coastal mountains, a series of fortunate events led me to learn metalsmithing, and I've been hooked ever since.
About My Work
My work is hand fabricated in sterling silver, sometimes with other metals and gemstones added for color. Texture and oxidation are my favorite design elements. I love the way oxidation deepens texture and brings out the color of metals. Sometimes a piece or series is purely design-inspired and other times the design comes in response to things I have been thinking about.
When not wearing your jewelry, storing it in an airtight location will slow the tarnishing process. If your piece becomes darker than you'd like, you can use most cleaning and polishing cloths to clean. Please do not immerse in liquid silver cleaner or you will remove all oxidation. Please feel free to contact me with questions or send me your piece and let me clean it for you, no charge!