H E L L O
SUN is an ongoing exploration of gold and stone.
My mission is to bring beauty into being. What you will find here is jewelry made by hand from natural materials. I believe in using solid, 14 karat gold to make jewelry that will last your lifetime. To better align this project with my devotion to live in reciprocity with our Mother Earth, I now seek out recycled gold and vintage-mined rough. She has given all she can; we must now make use of everything we've taken.
So much of this project is about COLOR and PLAY. These stones come from the earth – bright & bold. Their color is a precious gift. The technique of inlay is a living artistic legacy of the American Southwest. My designs are made in debt to the vision and ingenuity of the native craftspeople that created and shaped this way of working with metal and stone. I have help from one of the most talented people to work in inlay who cuts and lays these stones with magical precision. I also have the privilege to work with a caster and CAD specialist who help me bring my ideas to life – men that contain oceans of knowledge, both in brain and hand.
Together we make luxury objects of beauty for everyday use. Slow and deliberate investment in adornment and outward expression. This has been my antidote to mass-consumerism and disposable fashion.
I hope it can be yours, too.