My Process

My designs begin with researching a cultural, ancient or contemporary symbol that evokes a particular emotion or feeling. I then carve a mold for the symbol using the skills I learned as a woodcarver. Precious metal clay made from reclaimed silver is rolled out to 3-4mm. The molds are used to create an impression of the symbol which is then dried and fired in a kiln at 1650 degrees. This process burns off all the clay particles to birth a pure metal charm in fine silver. I polish each individual charm and put it in a solution to create a beautiful antique patina which highlights the embossed symbol.

There are over 30 symbolic and inspirational designs in the SoulQuest line. Many of the pieces of jewelry that I design are one of a kind with  special meaning for a certain customer. I welcome the opportunity to create a custom piece, unique to you, as a tangible symbol for a dream you are reaching for, a spiritual path you are on, or for strength and courage to help you overcome a challenge on your life’s journey.

Custom Design Process