Finalist in the Gold with Stones category
The quote in the book reads: “Nature has always been my main inspiration, and having the opportunity to design a pin featuring the carved, bi-color tourmaline was an instinctive process. Using one of the many heuchera (coral bells) plants in my garden as a starting point, I could visualize the finished design, and then I just had to figure out how to build it.”
“Gothic Jewelry: Sinister Pleasures” was the theme for Metalsmith magazine’s 2012 Exhibition in Print. The guest curator was Valerie Steele, the director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Following the publication of the Exhibition in Print, a select group pieces formed a traveling exhibition showing first at SOFA Chicago, November 2-4, 2012, and then on to the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, for an exhibit running December 7, 2012 through March 10, 2013.