“I want my jewellery to move with its wearer. It should be a part of them and should complement their style. I love to know that my creations will be worn and enjoyed.”
I have always dabbled in some art form. But it was only when I tried beading that I found that creating jewellery was my passion. As I worked with silver wire I enjoyed the fluid lines that could be created and the endless design possibilities. This became the medium of choice for me as the design possibilities are endless. I have since taken a number of courses in wire and silversmithing at Mohawk College and the Oakville Art Society. I will often include semiprecious stones with my wire components to add colour and interest to my creations. I love to experiment with new ideas and techniques and have recently been experimenting with using silver sheet and exploring fold forming techniques. This continues to challenge and extend the creative process for me.
I have participated at the Oakville Art Society's “Art in the Park” for the last five years, and have participated in the Burlington Studio tour, Art in Action for 3 years and the Dundas Studio Tour for 2 years. I have been in other art shows in Niagara on the Lake and in Grimsby. I donate pieces for the Dundas Valley School of Art Auction and other charities such as Canadian Nurses to Africa. Home shows and custom orders also make up a significant part of my business, A Twist of Silver.