My love of jewelry began when I was a very little girl—it began with dress-up, drawing princess after princess, and adding to my extensive childhood rock collection! Over the years I have developed my skills via lapidary classes, stone collecting expeditions and countless art classes. My love of art and of the act of creation led me to try my hand at many things: drawing, painting, sculpting and embroidery. But something was missing. As my art professor at Pomona College noted: ”you have a great deal of talent, but you are so rigid! You need to break free in order to fully release your talent.”
At last I found it—jewelry design—the perfect medium for someone with a love of beauty and a talent that is ”rigid!” The art of making jewelry not only requires meticulous, painstaking work, but it also requires precision in craftsmanship in order to be functional and wearable for years to come. In the creation of jewelry, perfectionism and creativity find a happy meeting ground. My training in art and my Ph.D. in English Literature contribute to the way in which I approach the creation of each piece of jewelry, as does my desire to make the wearer feel truly beautiful.
You can be assured that each piece I create—whether for a client, a show, or for my Internet boutique—is painstakingly designed and, in many cases, re-designed until it suddenly becomes ”just right.” You will find that my particular sense of beauty runs throughout the collection. I hand-select each stone for its individual qualities and overall contribution to a finished piece. Because I am so fond of nature’s treasures, I only work with genuine precious and semi-precious gemstones, as well as sterling silver, 14kt solid gold or high-quality 14/20kt gold-filled components. I use time-honored methods of wire wrapping and pearl knotting and stringing. These pieces will stand the test of time in both style and workmanship. When you purchase something from ”Get Real Designs,” you can be assured you are getting something of real value, real beauty, and real gemstones. Enjoy!
”Beauty is truth, truth beauty—
that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”—Keats