"I am the sole designer and maker of all my jewellery. I use traditional goldsmithing techniques such as hammering, sawing, soldering and forming with bench tools. Pieces are constructed out of sterling silver sheets and wire. I also carve designs into wax. The wax pieces I carve represent about 10-15% of my work. I carve my design into wax and then have it cast into metal by a casting house. I receive the pieces back in rough form, then I have to â€œcleanâ€ the pieces up by grinding, filing, sanding and soldering any parts together, polish or add any surface finishes. All cast pieces are design and hand carved by me. I do all my own stringing, knotting and setting of any gemstones. The only commercial parts I use are some findings such as ear wires, claps, small beads and fine chain. My studio is located in my home. I work alone with no employees. All work is done in my studio with exception to casting due to lack of space for the equipment."