About the Artist
Hi, I'm Erin the maker and one woman show behind everything you see here. I've been creating jewelry for over 10 years and feel very fortunate to have found my dream job. I love metalsmithing (which maybe makes me sound like I'm in a hot room forging swords and armor and horseshoes or something. I'm not, but there are a lot of really cool tools including a torch), specifically working with silver, even more so, I love to experiment and design. That means that while I'll always have a few of my standards and bestsellers available, a lot of the work you find here will be one of a kind. That's good for you because hopefully, you'll find something that fits your style and personality just so, and it's good for me because I'll probably enjoy what I do for the rest of my life. One can dream, right?
As you look around you may notice that a lot of my work is inspired by nature. That's thanks in part to living among the coastal redwoods of northern California, but can also be attributed to the science degree I came close to but never did finish. I love the stuff, astronomy, biology, botany, even *gasp* math (OK, that last one has some limitations). People always ask how I could find a place in both fields as though they are polar opposites or something. I tell them that for me it's all about observation and understanding the world around us.
When I'm not making jewelry or wearing one of my many small businesswoman hats I'm usually outside in the garden or enjoying the endless beauty of the redwood coast. Hiking and kayaking for days around here. If you've not visited I highly recommend it. I'm also part-time staff and lecturer in the jewelry and small metals studio at Humboldt State University and collaborating with Merry Coor of Ash Beads to create timeless memorial jewelry.