2019 Booth #137
I am a local independent jewelry artist, integrating collected natural elements & botanicals in small glass pendant vignettes. My focus is on illuminating the captivating beauty of the natural world & inspiring people to look closer at it.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind, crafted entirely by me, using plants & natural elements I have collected & preserved. I use hand-rolled colored glass, silver solder & sterling silver - drawing from both traditional stained-glass methods I learned from my grandfather, along with an ever-expanding arsenal of traditional & contemporary metalsmithing techniques. With a background in biology that has included (& includes!) fieldwork in places as far off as the Amazon & Antarctica, I bring my love of science & conservation to my work & process. I hope my jewelry can serve as a unique representation of the beauty inherent in wild places & an homage to the tiny plants & wonders that inhabit them.