What inspires you as a designer-artist? Nature, minerals, dreams, traditional weaving, ancient art
I love this style of jewelry making because I can create my art wherever I am without the need for a studio or tools beyond a pair of pliers. I like the improvisational and organic flow of working with my hands to sculpt a piece as I go to create a harmonious balance between the metalwork and gems.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? Gold and silver wire.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Juicy Lambo
What inspired this design? This piece was inspired by a combination of Mesoamerican visionary weaving and Sci-fi elements.
How did it come together? This piece, like most of my work, develops organically as I work, through the selection of the stones and the way they relate to the colors and shapes that are used.