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Wilted Orchid Ring

Wilted Orchid Ring

This ring is my personal favorite. I made it with the intention to sell and never managed to take it off my finger. The leaves of the orchid are contoured to wrap around the right ring finger making it surprisingly comfortable for its size. Wear it to dress up a pair of jeans when running errands around town […]

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Small Orchid necklace

Small Orchid Necklace

This necklace launched the Garden Collection. I admire orchids and collect the dried flowers once they fall off the stem. This pendant was made using sheet wax, which is a soft and pliable wax that can be cut with an exacto knife and molded by hand, in order to mimic the contours of a dried orchid. The […]

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Long lily pin

Long Lily Pin

I happened upon this wilted lily in the parking lot of a jewelry supply store in Denver, CO. It was still barely hanging onto its stem when I plucked it off. I was immediately captivated by the sweeping arches of the petals and graceful curve of the stem. My first adaptation of this design was […]

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Dancing Lily Pin w_pearl

Dancing Lily Pin with Freshwater Pearl

The form of this pin was inspired by a wilted lily I collected walking through the Cherry Creek neighborhood in Denver, CO. I was struck by the dramatic curve of the petals that have begun to curve and twist inward, creating an intricate system of shapes and patterns. Please contact me if you are interested in […]

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Orchid necklace

Bent Orchid Necklace

By the time I made this necklace I had already created numerous floral necklaces implementing the techniques of lost wax casting. Previously, I had used sheet wax, which is a soft and pliable wax that can be cut with an exacto knife and molded by hand, to mimic the delicate curves of flower petals. I set out […]

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Bend flower earrings

Bent Daisy Earrings

These earrings are a continuation of my exploration bending and forming sheet silver to create floral forms. These earrings are elegant and refined with a hint of whimsy. The graceful curve and twist of the petals creates a sense of motion that conjures up images of dancing forms. Wear these on their own or pair […]

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Bent flower earrings w_amazonite

Bent Flower Earrings with Amazonite

These earrings were designed to accompany the Bent Orchid Necklace. I began with a flat sheet of silver and sawed out the outline of the flowers. I then used pliers to bend the petals, giving the previously flat sheet of metal form and dimension. The inspiration for the amazonite beads was taken from an incredible workshop […]

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