I’ve been in the jewelry industry since the summer I graduated from high school: first as an apprentice; then as a bench jeweler working for an independent designer while also attending the University of Minnesota; and finally starting my own business. Today, I work out of my sunny studio in the Arts District of Northeast Minneapolis, where I design and hand make my collection, and create custom work.
My current collection is inspired by Origami. These designs push the boundaries of traditional jewelry to become small-scale wearable sculpture. I developed my folding technique to create pieces that have a graceful fluidity and big visual impact. Each piece is hand made, and focuses on ethically sourced materials, such as recycled metals and gemstones that are fair-trade, recycled, domestically sourced, or purchased from gem buyers who have direct relationships with miners from small, artisanal mines.