Did you ever play 20 Questions as a child? The first question was
always"Is it animal, vegetable or mineral"AVM is all about the natural
world around us, but maintains the light-heartedness of a children's
game. Attention to detail and realism are my design goals, but I like
my work to be as fun for you as it is for me.
I design and produce a line of sterling silver jewelry with “beasts, bugs and botanicals” as the main themes, a line of tableware in sterling, copper and brass, and a new line of pieces for the home and pocket using a wide variety of materials. I also specialize in custom work for individuals and organizations in the same wide variety of materials.
Much of my jewelry is sterling silver, with occasional use of gold or other metals. Many of the jewelry pieces feature a finishing process I’ve developed that I call colorizing. My brass jewelry lines have an antiqued satin finish, which gives them a vintage look, and cold enamel for the color. All the colored jewelry pieces are sealed with an acrylic sealer to protect the finish. Please do not use any jewelry cleaners ("dip", ultrasonic, silver polish), swim, or shower with them, or let them come into prolonged contact with cosmetic products. Any of these things could damage the protective sealer and affect the color. The tableware items are not sealed and will develop a patina with time, unless you use a polish to keep them bright.The silver jewelry and coffee scoops come with a care card explaining what they are and how to care for them.
Each piece is individually hand finished and every effort is made to keep quality to the highest possible standard.