Originally from Michigan, I moved to Texas in 2007 and live in Fort Worth with my husband and our two lovable rescue dogs, Buddy and Shirley. The name Lucky Dog Jewelry was inspired by my desire to help homeless dogs and I donate a portion of my profits to organizations helping to find homes for pets in need. You can follow my facebook page for updates on the charitable organizations and the donations you make possible.
Art has always been one of my passions and during college I enjoyed photography, art theory, ceramics, and watercolor classes. I didn't start making jewelry until one day in 2004 when I went to the library and checked out a few books on jewelry making. Yes, the library, this was before the days of YouTube.
My favorite jewelry is small and lightweight but I also enjoy the occasional statement ring. I love texture and detail and have heard my designs described as dainty-industrial, lyrical, and having a feeling of movement. I work with precious metal clay and hand make each piece individually, without the use of molds. Each piece will be unique and no two are ever exactly alike and some are one of a kind.
I work mainly with silver metal clay that I kiln fire, reaching temperatures up to 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. I incorporate a variety of other materials into my designs including wire, metal sheet, leather, and stones. I also like mixed metal pieces and will combine silver with 24k gold, copper, brass, and bronze.