I only recently stumbled into jewelry-making. After travelling the world for few years, I was finally settling down in Atlanta, GA, and even had some spare money to spend on jewelry. However, it was very hard to find unique pieces that were simple, modern and still elegant and interesting to look at.
That is when one of my friends turned me onto my first jewelry class. After taking just one class, I knew, I will do that the rest of my life! Thanks go to my friend, my first teacher who helped with so much patience along the first few “melt-downs”, and to many of my dear friends who had so many encouraging words for my work!
My approach to jewelry making is based on simplicity and beauty. I am creating wearable organic silver jewelry. It is my goal to use contemporary and minimalist aesthetics to create wearable art that is a strong statement with both, the everyday wardrobe as well as on special occasions.
I find my inspiration in the organic flow and in the purity of nature. My work is hand fabricated using sterling and fine silver, semi-precious gemstones, copper, brass and other materials. Creating nearly every piece from sheet and wire, I use traditional silversmithing techniques to form each piece. I very much enjoy the challenge of hand fabrication, but also I feel immense satisfaction knowing that each of my pieces is truly unique.
I am constantly learning new techniques. Along the way I met some great teachers and friends!
2010 Beginning Jewelry & Metalsmithing with Kristen Wilder
2010 Beyond the Basics: Design and Fabrication in Metal with Kristen Wilder
2011 Chainmail with Theresa St. Romain
2012 Soldering with Judy Parady
2012 Advanced Jewelry with Judy Parady
2013 Silver Smithing with Julia Woodman
2014 Repousse wit Gia Gogishvili