From start to finish. From my hands to yours. Unique jewelry destined for those who are anything but ordinary.
Your style is your personal signature in life: creative, colorful, passionate. You are one of a kind. A strong sense of self compliments your compassion for others and your desire to tread lightly on this beautiful planet, all the while fearlessly offering the world your authentic self.
Whether it’s a statement necklace that demands all eyes on you, a particular piece that links you to a profound moment in your past or a hope for your future, my jewelry offers those with unique style a chance to shine. That’s you!
My story starts with glass. Glass was something that I resonated with long before I was old enough to own work with it as a medium. At age seven my parents took me to the Corning Glass Museum and I was completely smitten – in awe of the adult wizards that turned something that looked like slow-flowing water into sculptured poodles and fish….and jewelry. It was a trip that changed the course of my adult life in a way only one other thing did: the birth of my son.
When I became a mother I left the office world. Finding ways to still connect deeply with myself, others and the greater world outside motherhood was something I held as paramount in my new role. Taking my long-standing love of jewelry and glass, and with the help of an education in more traditional metalsmithing and stonesetting technique, I created juiceglass in 2003.
My devotion to creating enduring jewelry in the production-heavy, disposable world of today, as well as my values to be mindful in the moment steer my business. Striving to always be learning, and to seek the spark of connection and community with others have helped make me the into the designer and artist I am today.
Sharing the joy of a jewelry creation and seeing someone else light up when they look into my small, wearable art is one of the best gifts of my craft. It sparks a connection with endless possibilities.
Are you ready to connect?
Tools. They come in handy. They can change how work is done. In my work, tools can be physical objects that help me bend metal, form it different ways, polish and sand it faster than I could with files and sandpaper. Last year, my big tool purchase was a flexshaft, which is used in so …
I look forward to summer a little more each year, I think. Today it’s raining here in the Portland, OR area, and I kinda like it. Soon the rains will stop for a few months and things will heat up, and while summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the sun while surrounded by the …
I am much in need of some art therapy this week. The unexpected death of my deranged yet beloved cat has left me reeling, and I fled to the coast for healing. It’s not a story I want to hash out in my art blog, but it is a huge event in my life and …