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I’ve been a self-taught practicing Artist/Silversmith for the last 40 years and have shown my jewelry throughout the mid-west.  I was an art educator for 39 years in the state of Kansas. My definition of a good design is one that has great craftsmanship and beauty but still is very practical, useful, and functional for the wearer. I pride myself in saying that everything that I make is made by hand including the settings for the stones. I use the technique of fabrication to make my jewelry, no casting is used. The fabrication technique means I cut, pound, and shape sheet/wire metal into jewelry.  I use precious and semi-precious stones using silver, gold, and sometimes brass and copper for accent color.  I find that keeping my designs practical, simple and clean is the best way to achieve successful compositions of metal for everyday use.

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