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My unique line of jewelry is totally hand fabricated from primarily found and recycled materials, in the French Acadian area of Lafayette, LA…fondly known as Cajun Country! I’ve studied the craft of metal smithing and design, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Metals and Jewelry and a certification from The Gemological Institute of America. My jewelry has been shown in fine galleries and major art fairs throughout the U.S. for the past 21 years.

All pieces are original designs and individually hand fabricated from sterling silver, copper, and brass. All of the copper and about 90% of the brass is recycled and obtained at local scrap yards and other industrial sites.

I begin the transformation process with sheets of metal. All pieces are hand cut and a wide variety of texturing and colorization techniques are used. After, the pieces are shaped by hammering on jeweler’s stakes. Colors are achieved through several heat and chemical processes and result in each piece being unique and vibrant. Some of the finishing processes include hand filing, buffing, polishing and hand etching. All brass and copper pieces are lacquered to seal in the color.

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Although the event is still the third week in July Fair days have changed to Thursday through Sunday  Please join us for the 2018 Art Fair Thursday July 19 – Sunday July 22! “Diversity, Live it on South U.” Located on the south edge of the U of M campus, the South University Area is […]