The majority of my fine jewelry is commission-based, and I prefer to work in wax, cast the objects into silver and gold, and then hand-engrave them. More recently I have been designing in Rhino to incorporate precious stones into my custom programs. Some of my lines in silver can be found exclusively at OHMYBLUE, Venice, Italy.
Custom pieces come directly from me on Etsy, thru DM on instagram, or on my shopify. Click links below.
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- Jewelry-Jewelry methodology, 2021
What is the most minimal way to satisfy the intention of an object? What are the most immediate actions to take - and the most basic of materials or things - needed to render something being made into the object it’s supposed to be? I look to find the lowest common denominator possible when it comes to making anything; sometimes it’s the easiest way out, the fastest option, or the most readily available (like a shoe lace instead of a chain), but it’s also perfect when it’s right. When something is just enough to satisfy but not settle, that’s the secret formula. Recently I’ve experimented with these concepts through replicating/rethinking devotional Christian imagery and paraphernalia that often end up mocking the types of objects they mimic.
Cult Jewelry methodology, 2016 - current