I am a studio jeweler. A studio jeweler works in his or her own establishment designing and making jewelry that is an expression of personal vision. I also enjoy designing custom jewelry for clients who appreciate my craftsmanship and ideas and have a project for me to work on. I have chosen to work in metal and gems because these materials are durable and beautiful. I like my work to last! I love manipulating colors and watching for the unexpected juxtaposition of the elements. I enjoy the search for simplicity in the face of numerous mechanical demands. I revel in the plasticity of metal under the hammer, the strength and coherence, the immutability, the predictability, the bliss. In short, I am a Metalhead!!! This does not mean that I refuse to work with other materials, as I have in my necklaces, thoroughly enjoying iridescent and vitreous elements. But, for the most part, I stay the course with hammer and files, forming, soldering, and casting. I hope you enjoy reviewing my work and adventures in metal!