I have always been interested in tradition, storytelling and making. As a traditionally trained jeweler, preciousness has always been at the forefront of my mind, but over the years, I’ve become interested in challenging these ideas in the things I make through my choice of materials and processes. Being so in tune with details I am inspired by nature as well as the disposed treasures I find on my walks. I work with found rusted steel components, and replicating them in precious materials in an effort to restore value to the discarded. This brings human connection full circle through the intimacy of jewelry. This all flows into my narrative approach to making. These objects I find are not handmade, but machined and over time weathered by nature. I want to restore narrative to things that are thrown away through touch with wearable jewelry. The illusion that something is old but is not. This sparks a dialogue, memory and conversation.