Me on top of Camel’s Hump

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life — and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” — Georgia O’Keeffe

My body and mind love being outdoors. The mountains and the woods are where I experience genuine freedom and joy. Hiking is a way that I honor myself by exploring our beautiful, wide world. The outdoors and nature bring me a sense of calmness and stillness.

Creating jewelry is the other part of my life that feeds my soul. I feel a deep longing to create running through my blood like wind gliding through the trees.

Working with my hands, inspired by mountains and rivers, I find ways to bring the innate and timeless beauty of the natural world to others.

I know that each individual person responds to nature uniquely and I love hearing their stories of connection to place. When I am asked to create a ring or a pendant, as a couple of examples, I make the effort to understand their personal story. I listen, feel inspired, and try to bring the passion and love of a specific place or experience alive in whatever I create.

If you relate to this, and to me, please reach out. I’d love to make you something to recall a place special to you, to bring you joy, using recycled metals, responsibly sourced stones and working with small manufacturers.

Here are a couple of links to more information about Courtney

Made in Vermont segment on WCAX

Make Magazine Maker Spotlight