Glimmering butterfly wings, raindrops caught in a spiderweb, Fibonacci's pattern in a seed head, the glossy carapace of a june bug, the music of a creek rushing towards the river, the silvery song of the woodthrush are part of my life in West Virginia. Living in the Blue Ridge, I only have to travel across the street in order to discover marvels that stir the soul and feed the imagination. This is what I want to express in my jewelry--my delight in the treasures that surround those me in my little corner of the world. This is the harvest I want to share with you.
Mine is a micro-business, which allows me to provide old fashioned one-on-one service. I respond promptly to e-mail and I welcome commissions. I do not charge for consultations. If you wish to have a special piece of jewelry designed for a special occasion--birthday, wedding, bar and bat mitzvah, anniversary--we can meet and discuss your preferences. Following the meeting, I will submit sketches for your approval. Once we decide to go ahead with the project, I request a down payment of half of the proposed fee. I also ask you to sign a form in which you indicate your commitment to pay for the remainder of the fee upon completion of the project. If you wish, you may bring me fragments of a favorite textile, an unusable plate or glass you and your family treasured and I will incorporate it into a chuppah--bridal canopy ornament, a pin, a necklace, earrings--the possibility are many.
I prefer to work with sterling silver and I do not use diamonds in my work. All the coral I use was collected a good fifty years ago. I do not buy new coral.
I repair Jewels of the Blue Ridge items at no cost. I charge U$ 30 per hour to repair jewelry made by someone else.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at P.O. Box 716
Shepherdstown, WV 25443