About 14 years ago I found a bead store down the street from my home and became fascinated with all of the colors, shapes and textures. I instantly fell in love, but I didn't know it would turn into a full-time obsession.
In 2005, my husband and I moved to Charlotte, NC from Sacramento, CA and here is where I found my love for metal. I stumbled upon a silver-smithing class here at a local rock shop and decided to try it. At the time, I was a 9 to 5 banker and needed some sort of stress relief and thought making pretty things would help me reconnect to the physical world from a world filled with conference calls, emails and virtual training.
One class is all it took! I was hooked the first time I saw the solder flow on the very first ring I made. That "small" success catapulted me into a world where I couldn't possibly learn enough or run out of techniques to explore. When I began experimenting with sawing, filing and forming I knew that was it. Metals... Imagine the possibilities!
With the support of my husband, Michael, and the family mascots, Bailey & Mikka, I get to fulfill a dream I never imagined was possible. Each day I venture to the studio, decide on a design and test it. When it's successful, the pride I feel is unbelievable. And, even when it's not as successful as I'd like, I still feel like I've learned something and can apply it to the next adventure.
Every piece has my heart and soul imprinted in it. I make each item with my own hands and have a special connection to every piece because they are a piece of me. The joy of clients who find a piece that speaks to them is irreplaceable and something I cherish deeply.
So, come find something that speaks to you or let me know if there is something I can create to open your heart and soul up to something beautiful.