Hammered Birch Mini Dangle Earringssold:)
sterling silver, 14kt gold-filled and fresh water pearls
1.25 x 0.6 x 0.15 in
Hammered sterling silver birch stick with gold-filled ring and mini dangle white pearls.
My art carries the underlying theme of East meets West, combining traditional Asian themes with Western modernism to adorn the wearer with inherent balance and harmony. My designs are contemporary and elegant with a twist combining sterling silver, 14kt yellow gold, diamonds, pearls, stones and unexpected materials like recycled fused plastic bags in very unconventional but functional ways as well as exploring various traditional and unconventional techniques in jewelry making.
My recent work focuses on creating unique settings for organically-shaped stones collected from my travels. Each individual stone informs my design pathway and guides my inspiration for telling its story, making every finished piece truly one-of-a-kind. A perfect union is formed when the wearer identifies his or her own interpretation of my design theme with the language evoked by the stone.
My coming of age and sense of place was centered upon my family’s arrival on Vancouver’s North Shore. Hence, my design sensibilities are deeply rooted in the natural beauty of the mountains and ocean that surround my West Vancouver studio-in-the-woods.