Artist Statement: I am an avid recycler – some would say I’m a pack-rat. My favorite form of recycling is up-cycling, and it is in that mode that I create jewelry from old costume jewelry, fishing lures, and anything else that may cross my path. I strive to create something whimsical and unique with a sense of story.
My work is about designing with existing elements and giving them new life. I love the juxtaposition of leather and rhinestones, old metal and crystals – an original and one-of-a kind look.