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Jewelry is extremely intimate. The intricacies of the backs of brooches, necklaces, and rings are known only to the wearer- a kind of personal secret. My jewelry references my changing ideas about womanhood as I go through my life and encounter milestones that millions of other women also relate to - family, body image, health issues, love, building a career and a life for oneself, and uncertainty about the future. Juggling these responsibilities while also trying to bring beauty into my life and environment inspire me to create my work.

Head in the Clouds
enameled copper, found objects, and silver
5" x 4.5" x 1"
2014
Head in the Clouds (detail)
enameled copper, found objects, and silver
5" x 4.5" x 1"
2014
Head in the Clouds (back)
enameled copper, found objects, and silver
5" x 4.5" x 1"
2014
Mannerisms Brooch Pair
Pencil on enamel, Acrylic, Sterling Silver, Beads, Base Metal
2011
Uncomfortable Silence Brooch
Pencil on enamel, Acrylic, Sterling Silver, Beads, Base Metal
2011
Awkward Conversation Brooch
Pencil on Enamel, Acrylic, Sterling Silver, Beads
2011
Escape Artist Necklace (detail of pendant)
copper, silver, enamel
Pendant is 4.5" x 2.5" x .75". Necklace chain is 13" long
2010
Escape Artist Necklace
copper, silver, enamel
chain is 13" long
2010
Dream Job Brooch
copper, sterling silver, china paint enamel, stainless steel pinback wire
3" x 2.75" x 0.25"
2010
Saturday Morning Belt Buckle
copper, sterling silver, china paint enamel
4" x 3.25" x 0.5"
2010
Fishbowl Ring
sterling silver, china paint enamel
1.5" x 1.5" x 1"
2009
Bobble Ring Trio
sterling silver, copper, enamel
varies- the middle ring is 1.5" in diameter
2009
Working World Belt Buckle
copper, sterling silver, underglaze pencils on enamel
3" x 3.5" x .75"
2009
Self Image Brooch
copper, sterling silver, painted enamel/underglaze pencils
2.5" x 1.5" x .5"
2009
In Memory of Richard Pendant
Painted enamel/underglaze pencils, copper, sterling silver
3.5" x 2" x .25"
2009
Bathtub Brooch
copper, silver, graphite on enamel, stianless steel pinback wire
2.25" x 1.75" x .5"
2009
Aging Brooch
copper, silver, enamel, stainless steel pinbak wire
2.5" x 2" x .25"
2009
Grouping- from Self Portrait Brooch Series 2
copper, sterling silver, china paint enamel, stainless steel pinback wire
vaires- the center brooch is 2.75" tall
2009
Grouping- from Self Portrait Brooch Series 2
copper, sterling silver, china paint enamel, stainless steel pinback wire
vaires- the center brooch is 2.75" tall
2009
Thinking- From Self Portrait Brooch Series 2
china paint enamel, sterling silver, stainless steel pinback wire
2.75" x 1.75"
2009
Self Portrait Brooch Series 2
copper, silver, china paint enamel, pinback wire
varies- the tan and yellow round brooches are about 2" in diameter
2009
Cloisonne Vessels
raised copper, cloisonne enamel, fine silver
each about 4" tall
2007
Cloisonne Ring Pair
sterling silver, cloisonne enamel
the yellow ring is about 1.5" x 1.5" x 1"
2008
Botanical Container- interior
sterling silver, cloisonne enamel
3" x 2" x 1.25"
2007
Botanical Container
sterling silver, cloisonne enamel
3" x 2" x 1.25"
2007
Ammonite Brooch Trio
copper, ammonite fossils, stainless steel pinback wire
each about 2" x 2" x .5"
2007
Pear Lady Brooch
sterling silver, copper, and sifted enamel
about 2.5" x 1.5" x .25"
2008
Self Portrait Brooch Series
copper, sterling silver, china painting enamel
individual sizes vary- the circular brooches are each about 2" in diameter
2008
Next (from the Self Portrait Brooch series)
sterling silver, copper, and china paint enamel
2.5" x 2.5" x .25"
2008
Laughing (from the Self-Portrait Brooch series)
copper, sterling silver, china painting enamel
3" x 1.5" x .25"
2008
Self Portrait Brooch series- grouping
copper, sterling silver, china painting enamel
individual sizes vary- the circular brooches are each about 2" in diameter
2008
Self-Portrait Brooch series
copper, sterling silver, china painting enamel
individual sizes vary- the round brooches are each about 2" in diameter
2008
Zipperhead Necklace (details)
copper, sterling silver, enamel, found zippers
necklace length is about 13"- enamel is 2" x 1" x .5"
2008
Zipperhead Necklace
copper, sterling silver, enamel, found zippers
about 13" in length
2008
Italy Belt Buckle
copper, sterling silver, enamel
3" x 3" x .5"
2008
Raised Garden Cup
copper
6" x 3" x 3"
2008
Champleve Pendant Pair
copper and enamel
2" x 2" x .25"
2006
Rainy Day Ring Pair
Sterling Silver and Bead
5" x 1" x .25"
2005
Painted Enamel Pendant Series
copper and enamel
2" x 2" x .5"
2006
Lulu Memorial Belt Buckle
copper, sterling silver, enamel
5" x 4" x 1"
2008
Chiari Pendant
copper, sterling silver
3" x 2" x .5"
2008
Leaving Brooch
copper, sterling silver, enamel
4"x 2.5" x 1"
2008
Home Brooch
copper, sterling silver, enamel
3" x 2.5" x .75"
2008
Cloisonne Mirror Compact
copper, sterling silver, enamel
5" x 5" x 1"
2007
Flower Ring with Sapphires
sterling silver, sapphires
3" x 1" x 1"
2008
Nest Ring
sterling silver, copper, and bronze
3" x 1" x 1"
2007
Cactus Seed Box
copper, sterling silver
4" x 2" x 2"
2007
Cactus Seed Box
copper, sterling silver
4" x 2" x 2"
2008
Cactus Seed Box
copper, sterling silver
4" x 2" x 2"
2007
Cloisonne Ring Pair
sterling silver, copper, enamel
2" x 1" x 1.5"
2006