Designing and fabricating fine jewelry has become second nature to me over the years. I work with all precious metals, colored gems and diamonds, creating one-of-a-kind pieces, most of them commissioned by customers here and abroad. I love the fact that the earth produces such marvels like silver and gold and gems in amazing colors. It makes me happy to showcase those treasures in a way that someone else can wear and enjoy and add yet another dimension with personal meaning to my one-of-a-kind pieces.
I paint originals in pastel, in oil, and water-soluble wax pastel like my series of paintings on grief.
All my original paintings are available as greeting cards.
I am a native of the French part of Switzerland and graduated from L’Ecole d’art appliqué of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland as a professional goldsmith in 1979.
Then, I worked as a goldsmith in Geneva Switzerland for Patek Philippe, later on at Bucherer in sales and did some custom designing, before moving to Mount Vernon, WA in 1985.