People say my work is "badass" and when they try my pieces on they say, "This makes me feel like a badass!!"...especially the "statement" rings, so in a way...I am kind of a #badassenabler.
I began working with metal in 2011 during my decades-long graphic design career. Metalsmithing gave me an outlet to produce tangible designs after years developing digital marketing content. I draw inspiration from my surroundings and the critters I encounter along with the moon, music, and the meanderings of my mind while running and running around. When I am not at the bench or running around, I might also be found down many a rabbit hole (either nose in a book or in my head) on topics of esoterica, art + jewelry history, gemstones, and archaeology relating to any and all of the them.
I received an AJP (Applied Jewelry Professional) Diploma from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). I sit on the board for COMAG (Central Metal Arts Guild) and I am a member of SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths).
Sometimes its cool to be a follower...
Instagram is the best place to follow along in the "bench made" process and you get to peep pieces before they are listed and other cool stuff.