My jewelry deals with an exploration of materials. In this series I began to look at materials
that have their own inherent beauty, and worked to capture that beauty into a piece of adornment.
The fact that felt, Styrofoam, plaster and fabric are not traditionally used in the creation of jewelry
is not meant to be a challenge to the viewer or to the wearer. The materials were chosen simply because
each has a natural beauty of its own. They were made into jewelry to highlight this beauty. By limiting myself
to a monochromatic color scheme I was able combine and layer the textures and weights of different materials
without overwhelming a piece with too much visual information. The materials presented here are in their pure states,
un-dyed and unpainted so that the inherent aspects of each material are able to shine through.