I began my jewelry journey in 2000 with the launch of my flagship collection at the world-renowned Walker Art Center. Within two years, I was selected as the Grand Winner of the prestigious AJDC New Talent Competition, which helped establish my jewelry as a national brand. Today, I run my business from my sunny studio in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District – the epicenter of a vibrant community of makers.
In partnership with my retailers, I am committed to meticulously crafted, beautiful art jewelry. Each piece is made personally by me in my Minneapolis studio, using 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. I have also recently become Fairmined™ licensed and have a new collection in Fairmined™ 18K yellow gold!
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, but which are also lightweight and comfortable to wear.