I have been designing in some form or fashion for nearly twenty years. I began my career in Marketing and Graphic Design producing print collateral and web graphics. I eventually made my way into the media of jewelry design. After several years of developing my craft, I began Silver Earth Designs as a way to share my creativity, love of design and admiration of nature with others.
Being an artist, I have a deep appreciation of the creativity and passion that goes into bringing a work to life. My goal for this blog is to highlight some of the wonderful talent that exists in the world and to provide a supportive network of artists and artisans who can freely share their work and experience with others.. From jewelry design to graphic art and metalwork – from glass blowing, mixed media and beyond, I hope to share insight into artistry and hopefully inspire others to create something beautiful.
So, c’mon, get your creative on and please join me.
About Silver Earth Designs:
Inspired by Earth’s canvas, I design my jewerly pieces to be a reflection of the beauty that surrounds us. Using traditional and modern metalworking techniques to craft unique precious metal pieces, I add extra dimension by incorporating the ancient art of Keum Boo, Silver Earth Designs’ Lampwork Glass Beads and genuine gemstones from the earth and sea.
My collection is a combination of Argentium & Sterling silver wire-wrapped jewelry pieces – using unique objects such as fossils, pottery shards, semi-precious and genuine gemstones – and fabricated Sterling, Argentium and fine silver pieces – crafted using techniques such as Chasing, Repousse’, Fusing/soldered joints, Fold Form and Precious Metal Clay sculpting. To accent my designs I use organic textures, Keum Boo and incorporate semi-precious and genuine gemstones as well as glass beads formed with a Lampwork technique using soft glass (96 or 104 COE), which is then annealed in a kiln.
I love what I do. From first visualizing the design to drafting and crafting the pieces, each design becomes a personal, beloved creation born from the heart. It is my hope that those who appreciate my jewelry designs enjoy wearing them as much as I love creating them.