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The recipes used to make my jewelry are made with ingredients found in nature. The delicate hues and lusters of Fresh Water Pearls and the rich and subtle textures of Semi-Precious gemstones are its foundation, complemented with precious metals: 14, 18, and 22 Karat Gold and Sterling Silver.
After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, I knew that my career interests lay elsewhere. I started employment as an assistant Production Manager with a Costume Jewelry Designer: Daphne De La Grandiere, and never turned back!
My interest in Jewelry Making led me to pursue studies beginning in 1978, when studying at the Kulicke Stark Academy of Jewelry Arts. There I learned the techniques of Granulation and Chain Making. Granulation is an ancient technique that incorporates the use of perfectly formed spheres of fine gold applied to a base plate in intricate patterns. It is a very labor intensive and exacting process, which requires complete concentration in order to finish a single piece of jewelry.
Further studies include the Program In Artisanry at Boston University, the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and Cecilia Bauer Studios in NYC.
In 1983 I was awarded the Boston/Kyoto Sister Cities Travel Grant, which led to a 3-month apprenticeship with Hideaki and Natsuo Yamamoto, traditional Japanese Metalsmiths.
Armchair travels include extensive examination of Classical Jewelry made in ancient times by Greek, Roman and Etruscan masters, as well as those from the Far East. Inspiration comes from many cultures throughout the world.
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