About the Artist

Valerie at the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon

My Creative Journey

The family hobby of rock collecting and stone cutting led me to jewelry classes and a Fine Arts degree from Edinboro State University. After many years of working in the jewelry industry, graphic design became my creative second career. For the last three years, I’ve combined the experiences of digital design and love of making jewelry with new skills to make unique modern pieces. My take on jewelry is less formal, pleasing to the touch and lightweight, using mainly wood, stone and stainless steel. I strive to make jewelry with a quiet, grounding simplicity that is easy to care for and enduring in style.

Commitment to Sustainability

I have a passion for preserving the gifts of nature, so I use as much reclaimed wood as I can get my hands on, and my packaging is compostable unbleached paper.