When I stumble on an old, ornate piece of hardware, I can’t help but wonder what it was in its previous life. What lovely piece of furniture did that brass handle rest on for decades? Who did that stunning old escutcheon greet at the door it sat upon? What doors of opportunity did that time-worn key open over the years? These elements were as beautiful as they were functional and while many would never imagine them as a piece of jewelry, their timeless beauty make them ideal adornments. They are aggressive yet whimsical - simultaneously strong and delicate. It is that dichotomy – that mystery and that enchantment - that drives me to keep creating them. These pieces are big, bold and not for the faint of heart. In fact, they’ll catch eyes, steal hearts and start conversations. After all, they’ve got a story to tell.