My Artistic Process

The following images show only a few of the steps involved in my artistic process of creating unique and beautiful pieces of fine jewelry.

Gemstones are the source of my inspiration. I study each stone--feeling it in my hand, looking at how it reflects light and positioning it in different orientations until I envision the perfect piece that makes the stone come to life. Getting that vision on paper is the hardest part of my process. Once I have gotten my rough idea on paper, I then paint a technical rendering of the piece to scale; measurements are key! From there, it's smooth sailing. All the magic happens on my jeweler's workbench. As I shape, mold and finish each component, I begin to see my vision become a reality. Finally, after all the finishing touches have been made, I have a piece of jewelry that I am proud to put my name on.