My jewelry presents an ongoing passion, curiosity and exploration in material transformation. I fabricate with steel from old tin cans, toys and signs and also use them as a source for color, images, and text. These utilitarian objects have their own histories that speak to the passage of time seen through fading paint, scratches and rust. Bridging memory, these colors and imperfect surfaces are reminiscent of home of old and worn farm equipment, of work of the hand, garden, and its inhabitants. Meshing repurposed materials with an undercurrent of past and present is an act of redemption for both memory and material in the process of making.