I started creating and selling jewelry my first year at Oberlin College. My earlier work, since my studio was my dorm room, I worked without a torch. This mainly consisted of combining old jewelry and items to create a new piece of jewelry. I still love incorporating old items into my pieces, combining them with newly manipulated sterling silver or copper. I have a neurological disorder which makes creating jewelry slow going, but I love it, so I’ll do it as long as I’m able
I like my jewelry to tell a story. And for me, the moodier or spookier the story, the better! I like to think of my work as a “night person”; it might be awake for the day, but it’s living for the night.