About the Artist
I started designing and creating jewelry some time ago, and I've always loved the idea of combining stones, silver, and gold into wearable art.
I try to take a minimalist approach to my designs and as much as possible to center each piece around the stones or the engraving pattern I'm working with. The metals I use are intended to capture and hold the stone structurally while adding an appropriate amount of visual appeal. I work hard to make certain that the metal work never overwhelms or overshadows the stone itself.
If it's a piece that doesn't utilize any stones, I try to fabricate the metal in a way that is sculptural.
I'm a self-taught silver smith, stone cutter, and engraver. It may not be the best or most efficient way to learn a craft but it fits with my style of doing things in general. And while I've undertaken formal training in fabrication and engraving techniques, I still consider myself primarily self-taught. I'm always looking for new techniques to master.
You'll find my designs are simple and understated with a strong western theme. When I look for stones or metals to design around, I look for the unusual and the unique.
I especially enjoy designing jewelry for men. You can see some examples in my series of men's rings, bolo ties and belt buckles. No matter what I design, each piece is individually hand crafted by me personally.
Finally, you'll find my makers mark on each piece I sell. It's my way of signing the piece and expressing my pride of craftsmanship in that work.
If you purchase one of my pieces, I hope you enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.