I design jewelry from an artist's point of view, drawing upon my love of beads & metal forms - and my knowledge of beadwork history and technique to generate beautiful, wearable, affordable pieces. I strive to juxtapose simple forms with complex textures and surface finishes. When it comes to color, I like unusual combinations.
I invest in quality materials and spend the time it takes to get a piece right. Some would call it obsessiveness; I call it perfection. I want my pieces to last for generations. It probably goes back to my Swedish grandmother, an expert seamstress and maker of braided wool rugs. She taught me to value perfection.
HAndMade in America
In these days of mass-produced objects whose makers we cannot meet, it's refreshing to know that artists still make things by hand in America. One piece at a time in small workshop settings. I am one such artist. With the help of two or three assistants depending upon the time of year, I create each piece in my studio in Evanston, IL. One bead at a time.