I search the globe for gemstones, beads, silks, leathers and vintage notions that are unique and beautiful for my designs. I typically sketch my ideas first, and then pull a sampling of the chosen materials together to see how they work together. After I'm done, I wear all my pieces for a day to see how it makes me feel, how it lays or hangs, then I make any final adjustments. I pretty much fall in love with each piece because I put so much care into them. Major joints are soldered, wire ends are beveled and every detail is double checked. Enjoy!