Carrie began designing jewelry while studying costuming and fashion design at Columbia College in Chicago. Starting initially as a hobby, her creative propulsion and independent streak quickly transformed it into a full-blown business.
Having grown up in rural Kansas, Carrie was no stranger to challenging small town convention and she carries that sensibility in her jewelry design, challenging herself to create unique and novel pieces. From the designs that experiment with sewing through metal to pieces that juxtapose leather against metal mesh, Carrie's concept of design is about taking ideas rooted in fantasy and translating them into tactile pieces of wearable art.
With a penchant for combining unexpected materials and pushing the envelope of traditional techniques, Carrie's jewelry puts reinvention at a premium. Add to that an aesthetic dictated predominately by organic modernism and it is little wonder that her work leaves a lasting impression.
Carrie works out of her studio cottage in the heart of Napa wine country. Favorite weekend activities include time at home with her wonderful husband and children (plus chickens, a dog, a cat and rabbit!) as well as exploring the California forests and coast.