I believe in beauty, and its ability to make us feel at home in the world. When we become jaded or estranged, we stop paying attention to the consequences of our actions. Jewelry gives us a physical connection to beauty that is both tactile and visual, and reminds us of our joys and obligations as citizens of the earth. A piece of jewelry is a miniature world we can carry around with us, a personal talisman that can express our mood or display an alternate personality, a touchstone that can remind us of who we are and how we want to carry ourselves. These are the things I hope to create in each piece I make.