I design jewelry and other handcrafted items that incorporate semi-precious gemstones. I am constantly exploring new materials and techniques and usually have several projects in different mediums going on at the same time. I use multiple techniques including silver reticulation (a torch process), hand sawing of metals, the application of patinas, as well as hand knotting of pearls and other stones. I have always been fascinated with design, be it cooking, interiors, structure, sculpture, clothing or jewelry. I created my own wardrobe by middle school and tailored suits and winter coats in college. I have completed several remodeling projects in my home and always find ways to include artistic components. I see art as a way to both excite and calm the mind as well as a means of personal expression.