Relatively new to jewelry-making, this gifted artist has already won many awards at prestigious shows – including this year’s Santa Fe Indian Market. Her pieces are decidedly modern, with a classic twist; an unusual mixture that has great appeal – like this restrained, but striking, pin.
The wavy silver water symbols are a graceful counterpoint, to the rigid spine, cast of textured silver. The deep red coral is a quietly assertive punch of warmth and color. Dense black star diopside completes the classic combination of silver, red and black. Another artistic touch is the contrast of the interesting matte texture of the cuttlebone-cast silver, and the flashes of polished sterling.
Provocatively contemporary, but demure in size and scale, this is a real conversation piece that speaks softly, but eloquently. It whispers: “I’m hip and artistic, but still a lady.” Just like the artist.