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In Elkins, West Virginia—my home among the hills—nature is my greatest inspiration. As a self-taught electroforming artist and jewelry designer, I am always testing new techniques to continue honing my skills and evolving with my craft. I aspire to create wearable art while helping others connect with Mother Nature and their beautiful surroundings.
I grew up in Bridgeport, WV before attending WVU, where I studied Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. I studied abroad for a year in Sweden where I focused on Nordic Culture and international studies. After receiving my B.A. in 2011, I went straight into the workforce.
Jewelry design and beading started as a hobby, but it quickly transformed into a true passion after discovering the medium of electroforming! Then, Gypsum Hollow was born in January 2017. Shortly after forming my new business, I had the opportunity to quit my job and pursue my artistry full-time.
The process begins with a series of design and preparation phases for each piece. This can take up to a week to complete. Organic items of every variety can also be added to each creation—including but not limited to raw crystals, twigs, acorns, leaves, and more. I also enjoy working with artisan cut cabochons to create truly unique, one-of-a-kind designs.
I look forward to every opportunity to create more wearable art showcasing all of the beauty our magnificent state has to offer. I hope to share the inspiration I find in nature’s splendor with you and am so thankful to you for your interest in Gypsum Hollow, LLC. Keep checking back for more! :)