The words argento and kupra mean “silver” and “copper” in Esperanto, a constructed language developed to foster peace and international understanding. Silver and copper are my favorite materials to work with, often combined in the same piece.
I have always been a scribbler, doodler, fidgeter and maker, but found my true calling when I took my first jewelry class. I took a few more classes and workshops to learn metalworking basics, but gained the most by trial, error, experimentation, frustration and epiphany!
You can see my work in person at On The Hill Gallery in Historic Yorktown, Va., and at Yorktown Arts Foundation’s annual Art Stroll in September.
Private showing and sales available by appointment, and custom orders and commissions are welcome. Please contact me to arrange.
Many of my finished copper pieces are bright and shiny when purchased. Over time, they will acquire a natural, darker patina. Copper jewelry with heat patina will maintain colors longer, though will also naturally darken. Read more about cleaning copper on my blog.
To keep your copper jewelry bright, I recommend using Sunshine Cloths to remove the natural darkening and bring a shine. I offer a free Sunshine Cloth with all direct sales of $50 or more.