I learned my metalsmithing techniques when I was in high school. When I was signing up for electives my mother noticed jewelry making and stated that I’d definitely enjoy this class since I already made jewelry. She wasn’t wrong; I was very skilled with stringing beads and basic wire working techniques (think creating loops). But what we didn’t know at the time was that this would be nothing like what I knew. Over the four years I was in jewelry I learned so many different skills related to the craft. But one of the most valuable lessons my high school […]
A few weeks ago I had the honor of making custom bracelets for a few different friends to give as Mother’s Day gifts. Gift orders are something I really treasure making because they’re so personal and meaningful. When I get these orders, I take a lot of pride in my work and consider the whole task to be a responsibility; I want to make sure that I’m delivering something that not only the recipient will love, but also something the person giving the gift will love and take pride in. All the gifts I made were resin photo jewelry bracelets. […]
In 2014 my friend Sarah got engaged and she was married in 2015. She was the first of my friends to get married, and the first to ask me to be part of her wedding party. She also gave me the honor of helping create custom wedding jewelry unique to her day. Because I’ve known Sarah for so long, and because we have been through so much together in the years that we’ve been friends, I knew that I wanted to create something truly special for her that she would really appreciate and value.