includes Insects and Nature pins, necklaces and earrings."All
pieces of my Insect Jewelry are inspired by the real thing, and
come from my lifelong interest in insects, especially beetles.
I grew up on a farm and there was always something living
and crawling under the big mica encrusted rock behind the barn,
in the garden, tiny creatures going about daily chores with a
on, creativity was encouraged. "My jewelry has always been a form
of playing and problem solving. Every piece challenges me to work
out a puzzle, enabling me to create an object for the viewer.
I work in sterling silver, karat golds, precious and semi
American jeweler who has been designing and producing modern jewelry
for over 30 years, Peggy's home is in Portland, Maine, a
beautiful sea side city with urban conveniences next door to the
beauty of nature, the ocean and quiet spaces.
HouseWearables Jewelry Collection of house and food jewelry--pins,
necklaces and earrings--was first introduced in 1984, inspired
by a move to a new house. Cleaning out the family home reconnected
Peggy with childhood appliances, utensils and gadgets, and the
Plug-in Series was born.
work directly in sheet metal and wire to make each piece of jewelry.
Shapes are bent or pushed to create rounded forms. I cut
metal with shears or a saw. I also put stamped designs on
many of my pieces. Some are oxydized, dipped in a chemical that
turns them black, then rubbed to highlight some areas."
Each piece of jewelry is signed, dated and stamped with its precious