Artist Books

Jewelry is something that has to do with emotion. That aspect of jewelry really interests me.             Ann Demeulemeester

I am a storyteller who is passionate about using the body as a way to share stories. Artists’ books are works of art that utilize the form of the book to tell a story. When worn they become very personal statements about our lives that we share with others.

darlington word book bracelet

Booklet: sterling silver bracelet with acetate pages      Art Institute Chicago Book Art Collection




Knitting Circle: Sterling silver crochet wire with crystal beads, acid etched clasp


darlington oh what a body copper pin (1)

Oh What A Body-Cancer Sucks: Copper pin Repoussé with moving parts

darlington fish book sterling silver (1)

Fishosophy Book: Sterling silver with aquamarine cabochons and handmade paper



darlington I hate dating chooker silver and black velvet(1)

I Hate Dating Choker:  Velvet, sterling silver stamped fringe with Carnelian beads

darlington put your backbone in copper and handmade paper

Put your Back Bone In: Copper with mixed beads and handmade paper poem