Berkshire Creations jewelry is pleasing to the eye and the touch! I am a metalsmith who has been hand-fabricating jewelry in sterling silver, brass, copper, steel, and mixed media for about eight years. Much of my jewelry is nature-inspired, celebrating the beauty and pattern in our world.
In general, my work is incorporated into a Gingko Collection with leaves that are sterling silver on one side and brass on the reverse, an Arkansas Leaves Collection that incorporates lots of colors, and a new Mid-Century Modern Collection in copper and steel. The Mid-Century Modern Collection, while abstract, is still rather organic in design.
I am also interested in the symbols that accompany botanical and organic objects. Gingko leaves, for example, symbolize endurance and strength, deriving from the story of the four gingko trees that survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, when everything around them was destroyed. If you are wearing a gingko necklace, you can touch it and remind yourself that you too are strong and can get through whatever problems come your way.
In all my collections, I make pendants in three different sizes, as well as earrings, for purchasing opportunities in a wide price range. In addition to my current inventory, I often make custom jewelry and love the opportunity to collaborate with others to create memorable pieces of jewelry!