As a self taught artist I work in fabrication and lost wax casting with sterling. My designs include natural stones & fused glass cabs which I create set with bezels & prongs. I learned to work with fused glass to encase my son’s ashes after his suicide, custom work with ash soon followed. I expanded into metalsmithing and began to show. The use of texture on metal creates depth & complexity, patina to enrich and enhance sterling and complementing a stone or glass cabachon.