Valerie was first introduced to the art and craft of jewelry making when she took an elective class in college for fun. It wasn't until a few years in 2007 later that she decided to pursue her love of design and start her own business.
She is been primarily self-taught, spending hours in
research reading, exploring and experimenting with metal to develop her techniques
to the point at which they are today.
work is most frequently textured or sculptural. She creates each and every piece
personally by hand using primarily sterling silver but also
incorporating gold, and alternative metals like brass and bronze. She is also currently expanding a small line of jewelry created through CAD design, and a combination of 3d printing and casting.
her jewelry often has several style themes, there is a common thread in
her work though that relates to her love of all things modern. She
places emphasis on geometric and linear forms, clean lines, minimalism
and simplicity rather than fussy, over-complicated design.
Cain Park Arts Festival Judges Selection Award, 2013