I create award-winning textured silver with gemstones and 18k gold decorated bezel work. Some bezels are etched surrounds, others pierced to let light illuminate the stones or fabricated to make the stones attractive from all angles. I also make pieces that are carved out of wax, reposed or fabricated in layers using piercing for the base, soldered sides, sealing the top and finally creating the third layer with individual cutouts in 18 k gold.
I was recently the featured jeweler in the book America's Leading Ladies: Stories of Courage, Challenge and Triumph. Other entries were Oprah Winfrey and Melinda Gates.