I currently live in Toronto, where I continue my lifelong obsession with collecting rocks – in my pockets, all over the house, under my pillows and in the washing machine. When I'm not playing with fire, I'm designing movie sets or traveling. Silversmithing is a way for me to continue my need to create and combines that passion with my rockhounding addiction. While I love my film life, there's something to be said about creating with my own two hands without a team of people - where every failure and victory is my own.

Each handmade Black Umbrella Jewelry piece is inspired by either a stone, a memory or an image I’ve come across on my travels and is created by me in my home workshop. Each antique piece has been chosen because I love it and only offer pieces I would wear myself.