THE GOLDEN BUG
Digging around in a booth at a Flea Market, I discovered an old box with a treasure trove of stampings– many over 100 years old. Intrigued by them she researched and found that most of the companies that had made them were still in business and still had most of the original molds. Around the same time someone had sent her a picture of a “Steampunk” computer that led to hours of looking at different things people made with old clocks and watches. Flipping through the Xerox copies of the stampings that made up the catalogs and remembering a box of old watches she had seen at one of her second hand haunts she knew she wanted to create a collection of jewelry featuring the artistic heritage of jewelry making in the United States while featuring the hidden beauty of the insides of old watches.