dnfriedberg jeweler

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Although a scientist and physician for most of my adult life I have always relished working with my hands.  When I began making jewelry in 2002 I was drawn to the natural world as inspiration for my work.  I work predominantly with wax to carve or build my pieces and then cast them in metal. My teachers, Fred de Vos in New York and Brian Meek in California, have encouraged me to experiment with form and texture in non-traditional ways.  Many of my ideas for surfaces come from discoveries made while walking in the streets of New York City, in the garden in upstate New York or on the beach in Santa Barbara, California. I then combine metal and gemstones with discoveries from my wanderings to create textured jewelry and spoons.