I have been an artist as long as I can remember, but I always felt like I was lacking creativity. In 2010 I took an "intro to jewelry" course while I was working toward my BFA. My focus was on photography, but I fell in love with metals and realized that was home for me. The idea that beauty can be created by using force, fire, harsh chemicals... it's something that has always resonated with me.
I've always had non-traditional interests; Hard music, tattoos, classic cars, and more recently in my adult life, riding motorcycles. I spent several years working a corporate job and feeling like I was suppressing my real self. In 2018 I realized I needed a creative outlet again, and that's when I dove back into jewelry making. In August 2018 Moth Wing Metal Works was born. I never really expected it to become a real business, let alone a career. I wanted to make jewelry that I wanted to wear. I had no idea if people would like it, and to be honest I didn't care. It was my creative outlet that I had been missing for so long.
September 2020 marked the day when I finally left the corporate world to pursue jewelry making full-time. It's a scary endeavor but something that I couldn't be more excited for. The imposter syndrome is still real, but I'm learning to let that motivate me. Most importantly, It has been extremely rewarding to find a community of people who have the same interests as me...all thanks to my craft. I truly have the best people in my corner; my family, friends, and ultimately those of you who like my jewelry and choose to support me.
Thanks for being here.