|Sheild Pendant and Necklace by Dina Varano|
I have so much fun making marks and transforming metal. In this digital world, I find the tactile and the hand made essential. At the moment, everyone likes to know where their food comes from. I feel it is the same with jewelry. To know someone spent time and care on each piece, seeing and feeling the mark of the artist's intentional hand tells a story. Like a quilt, jewelry can be passed down through the years, having longevity and integrity.