J E W E L R Y
My signature, handcrafted, wearable-art necklaces are made from stainless steel wire that doesn’t kink. I weave it into a chains that hold my colorful fused-glass pendants. The earrings are also fused glass. In choosing these materials, I’ve created jewelry that is not only beautiful, but sturdy, light, colorful and, yes, quiet.
Both my grandmothers were artistically gifted, both were beautiful, and both influenced the direction of my handmade jewelry, each in her own way. One of my grandmothers wore copious amounts of jewelry, á la 1980s — dangling and jangling gold bangles and coins that made quite an impression. My other grandmother wore beautiful and colorful costume jewelry. From these women, I discovered that I really like distinctive, colorful, quiet jewelry.
On many nights after putting my toddlers to bed, I would head to my studio and make jewelry until midnight. I spent hours on pieces that fell flat, but there were also pieces that soared. The evolution of that process resulted in the jewelry you see below.
Oval Drop Earrings
Many legends on the origin of pearls, its owners, as well as its magical powers have been speculated on.
The most enduring legend concerning pearls is the story of Cleopatra as she baited Antonius with the promise of a meal that was to be the most expensive ever given. Antonius took the bet. Cleopatra took off one of her pearl earrings and dropped it in her glass dissolving pearls in the wine she drank. This is an unlikely scenario, as anything that would dissolve a pearl would not be safe to drink. So, the moral of the story is keep your earrings on while you drink your wine:)