Mill City, Oregon
My jewelry is exclusively sterling silver, gold-filled, with some 14 kt gold accents. I do the lapidary for the cabochons included in my pieces. I display over an hundred mineral species made into pendants, bracelets, rings, and earrings. I also create jewelry from modern and ancient coins. I cut out some of the coins and also make coin rings. My techniques include lost wax casting, torch fabrication, and wire wrapping. My special love is hand engraving. I use a held held pneumatic graver (GRS GraverMach). My design style varies from Norwegian Solje to Russian Filigree. I am greatly inspired by Native American designs.
I displayed in the Wilsonville Fine Arts show for 10 years; Mt. Angel Oktoberfest 12 years; Junction City Scandinavian Festival 13 years; Albany Art and Air 15 years; Sisters Fall Festival 15 years; Corvallis Fall Festival 5 years; Seattle Northwest Folklife 14 years; Bellevue, WA 6th Street Show 7 years; Coeur d’ Alene, ID Art on the Green 5 years; and the Salem and Edmonds Art Festival once each.