‘Whimsical Elegance’ ~ I am a self-taught wire wrapper and specialize in wrapping mostly high quality gems and minerals. I try to emphasize the natural characteristics of the items that I am wrapping, as to not distract the viewer from it’s uniqueness and true beauty. In addition, I enjoy working with copper and creating vibrant blue patinas and organic textures on the jewelry. Lastly, I tend to explore with alcohol ink, metal clay, and other mediums to create jewelry. Basically, it’s all on a whim.
We have been using reclaimed copper roofing material to create some of our designs. We love the natural weathered verdigris patina. Some came from a contractor working on an old cottage on Chebeague Island, some from an historic building in Boxboro Mass. Our latest batch is from the roof of the Miller Library at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
I have been making hand-crafted jewelry since 2004. I like to tell my customers that my first pair of earrings took me all day to make and then I threw them out (they weren’t fit to wear or sell)! And now my earrings (depending on style) can take from 15 minutes to an hour or more to make – and I seldom throw them out! I strive to make fine quality jewelry at an affordable price. I am a local designer, having been born and bred in the State of Maine.