• Tyvek Book Necklace

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About CL

I create well-crafted handmade jewelry ranging from organic and rustic to contemporary and sleek.

Metalsmithing is my passion and heritage as working with metal has been a consistent thread throughout my life. My father is a blacksmith and my maternal grandfather was a tinsmith.

As a young girl I hammered at the anvil and that sound, the malleability of the metal, and the transformation of shape had me enthralled. After earning a BA in anthropology and pursuing non-art careers, I decided to follow my love of and legacy in metal to earn an MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design after which I taught metalsmithing and jewelry design as a full-time professor in the Midwest. We relocated to the DC-metro area where I now make jewelry in my home-based workshop/studio. I strive to make my jewelry elegant without being flimsy, gorgeous without being precious.