For as long as I can remember, I have loved making jewelry. Over the years I have experimented with different styles, from making my own cleay beads to metalsmithing. In 2011, I discovered chainmaille jewelry. I was fascinated by the look of it and decided to try it out. Before long I was hooked and I haven't stopped since!
I am primarily a self-taught jewelry. I have learned chainmaille from reading books and watching instructional videos. The majority of my formal training in jewelry-making includes jewelry metalsmithing classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education under the guidance of Laurie Savage (2011-current).
My work has changed immensely over the past several years, and now focuses on sterling silver pieces that incorporate hand-forged findings, accents, and focal pieces.
I strive toward making conscientious jewelry through using primarily recycled sterling silver, and by giving a proceed of sales from select pieces to various nonprofits. You can read more about me and my work on my blog, http://www.linkouture.com/blog.