I am a Chicago based artist and jeweler. My work reflects the deep connection I feel to the forms and colors of the natural world. I use natural specimens I’ve gathered, as well as shapes and textures I create as my building blocks. I combine these elements into new sculptural forms. Stones are cut and/or selected for their color and figure. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques of fabrication and casting, I hand form each jewelry piece. I strive to create pieces that offer the wearer a reminder of the delicate and transient gifts nature gives us.