Passionate Jewelry maker and Collector- My passion began on the shores of Lake Michigan collecting beach glass with my Grandma as a child.
More recently, Collecting takes me to Brimfield, local tag sales, flea markets on a hunt to find one of a kind bits like 1960's shoe clips, colorful carved bakelite chunks, a stash of vintage glass beads. The beads I use are unique and alluring for their milky, opaque, vivid, faceted, colors and quality. The beads are from the 1940"s -60's, made in Western Germany and Japan. I have made a collection of jewels that are easy to wear pieces with a nod to the past and created for the present....
I live and make Jewelry in Providence, RI from my home studio. I attended art schools in Philly and Massachusetts. I enjoy the process of marrying old and the new to create a jewel that can be worn NOW.... Each piece is handmade by Torin.
I do commissions and love to rework old pieces that need an update, making them wearable and current........ please email for a consult.... ROCK OUT!