Jewelry with content and meaning, is the basis of my work. By using realistic images done in relief and combining them with gems and minerals I create little sculptures that can be worn. Each piece is a unique statement about a particular living being, whether it is about it's life, it's environment or a more complex story, including humorous ones. The imagery is generally sculpted directly into the metal with an old technique called repoussee that gives a wonderful surface to the metal. I then combine that with stones, precious and non.