My favorite way to design (and often the most challenging), working by
commission means creating a piece of jewelry specifically for an individual.
These projects started coming to me not long after I started my training and the
opportunity to work with clients to create these special pieces over the last
14 years has been truly an honor.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind and made with all focus on the individual. The
end result is a priceless piece of jewelry full of meaning, energy, and often
symbolism for the wearer.
I work in a range of metals from silver, gold and platinum to niobium.
When applicable, stones range from diamonds to river rocks and
are often provided by the client for their sentimental value. Likewise,
sometimes clients bring jewelry or other metal objects (like a family silver
spoon) that I melt down and use in the making of their new piece which
adds to it's sentimentality.
It's an exciting process with unlimited possibilities. I always look forward to
watching each new piece unfold.