My pieces reflect a long time fascination with the ancient art and jewelry of the Egyptian, Etruscan and Celtic cultures. Methods such as chasing and repoussé allow me to create a relationship between convex and concave surfaces. Granulation, a decorative fusion technique common to the creation of jewelry in antique times, adds lively patterns of intriguing detail. Most of my jewelry is finished with a process of surface depletion, to leave fine gold that is then frosted with glass brushes and highlighted with burnishing steel. Natural gemstones bring color accents into my designs.