American Made Since 2008
I have always loved creating. I have never been afraid to jump in and try any discipline of art. In 2006, I signed up for a sterling silver jewelry class held at the train depot that was converted to the art center. It sounded extremely fun! Absolutely loved the whole process, from design to fabrication, to final finish. I became totally obsessed with the art of jewelry making. Mostly self-taught, I also took classes from various Master metalsmiths and actually won a few contests for design. By 2008, I was more than ready to quit my normal job, and dive in full time. My work combines a variety of metal disciplines, but focuses on forging&fabricating in sterling silver. The perfect design incorporates 3-dimensions and a sense of movement. I want the jewelry to be fun, bold yet feminine, and to be able to withstand the test of time. I work out of my one girl studio and sell through art shows and online. I am right at the edge of needing an assistant and plan to expand my online presence
What makes your business unique?Hand forging gives my jewelry a unique reflective quality. The hammers I use leave a signature look, unique to me. The jewelry is art, but very wearable and very timeless. My focus is the metal not the gemstones; setting it apart. I also focus on service. I really want the jewelry to fit and lay correctly. Every woman is unique. I do free sizing and what I call tweeking to ensure it is perfect for each customer.
What's the best business advice you've received?"Be passionate about your business!" Great advice for anything, not just business. I absolutely love what I do for a living. I can't wait to go to work and start hammering away. If you have the passion, you will succeed eventually.
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