She is drawn to aquamarine and rutilated quartz precisely because they are imperfect and one can see the history of the stone as it was formed in the earth. These stones might not represent a status symbol or be considered as valuable as other gems, but they enhance her experience as she carries out her craft. Micha is overwhelmed and humbled as she works with materials that were borne of the impressive forces of nature over the course of millions of years.
Ellipse silver ring with aquamarine and a 14k gold drop
Before creating a piece, she asks herself “Who is going to feel special wearing this?” “Why would someone want wear it?” “Who needs it?”
14k Gold pebble with onyx drop earrings
Micha cherishes the process, whether standing in front of the instruments that assist her labour, or grasping a piece at the workbench, molding the stone and metal into her art. It’s all part of her day, because creating is her life.