Graduating from college with a degree in Metalsmithing has led to many delightful adventures where I learned from the best jewelry and lapidary teachers in the country. Studying and apprenticing under several master jewelers, I have learned that having a great teacher makes all the difference. My passion, fascination and addiction to gemstones, moving metal and playing with fire is apparent in the variety of techniques I use in my jewelry studio.
Each piece of jewelry I make is influenced by my deep appreciation for nature, the quality and phenomena of gemstones, combined with my extensive study of metalsmithing and jewelry design. Engagement, wedding, statement rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets are often forged to order, a collaboration between artist and client. In addition to custom orders, I offer full repair services and restoration of antique jewelry.
The Key Jewelry and Metal Studio also offers jewelry making classes. Wax Carving, Casting Wax to Silver, Introduction to Jewelry Making and Bezel Setting Basics are offered in a small class setting ensuring each student is thoroughly engaged. You will leave with a deep understanding of the skills taught and plenty of hands on experience.
Come see me the jewelry studio in Durham, NC and unlock the creativity within you!