P R O C E S S
IT BEGINS WITH A STONE
I source rough and already cut natural stones and use them in my pieces. Many stones I use in my pieces are cut by myself or my husband, Eric. Others are sourced from lapidarists. Lapidary is the art of cutting, grinding, and shaping a rough stone into a flat, smooth, shiny cabochon that you see in my pieces. Rough pieces are cut with saws of different sizes, and each potential cabochon goes through 9-10 different grit wheels before undergoing a thorough polishing process. It's meticulous but highly rewarding
D E S I G N ☼ M E T A L S M I T H I N G
I do not use a soldering gun to metalsmith, I use a propane torch and silver solder to bind the metal together! This is also an exhaustive process, with several steps adding up to anywhere from 4-8 hours of work per piece. The process of measuring, soldering, cleaning, sawing, grinding, filing, buffing, stamping, hammering, melting, polishing, etc. is used in each piece. The piece is built from scratch for the specific stone measurements and ONLY that stone.