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When asked what I do, I say I am interior designer, an architecture student and moonlight as a jewelry designer.

I was born and raised outside of Chicago, I graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Environmental Design in 2003 and shortly after moved to New York City to pursue a career in architecture and interior design.  I have been on hiatus from working in the architecture and design community to pursue my Masters degree in Architecture at Parsons the New School for Design in the city.  Returning to a rigorous design program, one which I have refocused on notions of the handmade, construction detailing, and materiality, has allowed me to explore many new and familiar design opportunities – including my passion, jewelry design.  My jewelry design and construction development is rooted in my architecture education; I develop concepts with the same process: sketching, prototyping, researching, hunting for materials, mistakes and triumphs, late nights, and collaborations.  I see my work as a juxtaposition of materials – found, repurposed, vintage, charms, stone beads, trade beads, acrylics, handmade clay, fabrics, yarns, leather, and one-of-kind findings.  Some days I design to make an understated statement, others to make opulent creations – take your pick!


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