I am a contemporary jeweller who was initially self taught.
Prior to studying at TAFE I learned Lapidary, faceting and making some jewellery using sterling silver.
I started by making many chains using the vast varieties of chainmaille weaves as well as different types of wire weaving and braiding. With learning these skills I began designing a few of my own chains and making rings, pendants and earrings.
With my faceting knowledge I needed to know how to make intricate settings to set some of my prize winning stones.
I enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object design course at TAFE, this also gave me the opportunity to be employed in the industry and work alongside a jeweller.
I have my own studio/workshop.
I have not settled on an area of specialty, I enjoy experimenting with many different techniques and coming up with a broad range of designs.
I like to make limited edition pieces and one offs, using different sources of inspiration.
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