I have always been an enthusiastic admirer of hand-made jewelry, and began designing and creating my own when I retired in 2006. Most of my pieces feature gemstones, sterling silver embossed with the pattern of antique lace, and gold accents.
I always start with the stone, and allow it to command the design. No two pieces are alike, though all share a common sensibility. It is profoundly satisfying when a client enjoys wearing a piece of my jewelry as much as I enjoyed designing and creating it.
My work is available at Topaz Gallery (www.topazgallery.net), 3145 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30324.