Shelly's love for creating jewelry was discovered while living in New Zealand. Inspired by the flora, fauna and rugged west coast beaches of the North Island.
Finding her way back to the Midwest continues to inspire her style of mixing sterling silver, copper, brass and found objects to make jewelry that is meaningful to her. Her designs look organic and well worn, often leaving the marks and imperfections made during the hand-building process to enrich the finished pieces. All the designs are made from recycled metals that have a low impact on the planet, age beautifully and last for generations.