Lapidary and metal working have been interests as long as I can remember. Shaping, polishing and combining stones and metals allows me to create jewelry and other decorative pieces that blend colors, finishes, and metaphysical energies of the stones. I particularly enjoy working with turquoise, amethyst, agate, quartz, and moldavite. Some stones are polished and shaped, some are only slightly modified leaving rough tactile surfaces. I make rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and more. Working with the ideas of my customers leads to some of my most unique pieces. Currently I am working in silver, copper, brass, and nickel. I have been asked to do some work in high karat gold and that remains as a goal for early 2019.