It may be a stone you found on the beach during your honeymoon, a token your grandmother gave you, or a trinket that you’ve held onto for the last fifteen years. Preciousness is given to an object for many reasons, all of them are very personal and very powerful. I believe Jewelry should be more than ornament. It can be a powerful talisman, a token of sentiment, or a symbol of love. It can inspire, comfort, or hold a special memory.
Each piece of jewelry I create is unique. My work is made from found objects like old buttons, photographs, or stones from Lake Champlain. They are then set in sterling silver or eighteen karat gold, and combined with precious gemstones. Initially, one may see the beauty of a gem or an elegant composition, but the true value of a piece of jewelry is the secret it keeps; the special relationship between the jewel and the wearer.