I fell in love with Southwest and Western designs at an early age so I couldn’t help but learn the skills in creating them. Many of my designs are created using Navajo handmade metal stamps which preserve designs created 100 years ago.
When creating pieces for my American West Jewelry Collection, I allow my energy to flow through the metal stamps I use. Stamping into metal becomes a rhythm, a dance of the stamps, a flow and feeling, sometimes absolutely perfect, some not, which adds the handmade quality and individuality of the piece.
Southwestern, Western, and Native American jewelry designs have been popular forever. The styles are loved because generally, they haven’t changed much over time; the designs are here to stay.
A pendant, bracelet or necklace pieces are being layered with bohemian jewelry such as ribbons, leathers, feathers, pearls and even crystals to create a special, comfortable, and free spirit looks. Dress them up or down, with that perfect black dress, tee shirts or a white blouse and jeans. Think about everything you have that would be enhanced with that perfect jewelry piece.
Others wear these designs because they have a specific symbol or belief in them. I’m hoping when you wear anything from my American West Collection it is your fashion accent be it classic, vintage, your statement piece or just for fun, you’ll feel wonderful wearing it.
I created the American West collection of bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and earrings to include many cultural expressions of life which adds Native American, Southwest and Western inspired designs. Each brings together the past with the present and invokes the remembrance of the American West.
Nothing I make is mass produced, each is individually created by hand in my studio by me.
No two pieces will ever be the same. Being 100% handmade they may have minor imperfections which add to the charm of being handcrafted.
Please enjoy and like my The American West jewelry collection. I’d love to create something especially for you. If you’d like help in picking something out for yourself or as a gift I’ll be happy to help.