"Sapphire is truth, and I am never without it. Ruby is passion, and I need it not. Emerald is hope, and I need it...amethyst, or as the little stone man I know called it Hammersmith, is devotion - I have it - and Topaz is jealousy, and is right nasty. Sapphires I make my totem of! Prase is a wicked little jewel, have none of him. I gave one to Margaret, and it winked and blinked and looked so evil she put it away." ~ Edward Burne-Jones
The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination by Fiona MacCarthy
What is amulet jewelry?
To me, it is the idea that adornment is more than just pretty jewelry to wear, but something that has meaning. Holds power.
At least in the way that it keeps close what you hold dear, what gives you strength, tells the story of what you are passionate about.
history & inspiration
Some of the of exhibitions, jewelry and objects that have lit the path forward on this journey.
Years ago my mom gifted her charm bracelet to me.
Looking at all the details and moving parts sparked a lifelong pursuit of jewelry-making with deep meaning & sentiment.
My father put a tiny "Love Note" to my mom inside the little silver mailbox but was lost over the years.
Everything is ephemeral.
Photographed with Dr. Doolittle, another inspiration. Still wishing I could talk to the animals, and always try to help shine a light on those that help not harm.
amulets & talisman
symbolism & beasties
archetypes & icons
these three people have been the biggest influences on what I make
I am also incredibly inspired by music, it affects me so deeply and sets the mood in my workspace.
thank you for reading
questions or comments welcomed