Jewelry Designer & Weaver
I have always been intrigued with how vintage watches run, the movement of cogs and wheels working in unison to keep accurate time. The watches I design with are from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s and are individually crafted into pendents, bracelets and earrings, creating unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Some of these “pre-battery” watches have such lovely engraving, not only on the case, but on the faces and inside plates, that I try to reveal the beauty and craftsmanship of watchmakers of the past. I often wonder what stories these watches could tell. Quite often I have fun adding a bit of whimsy or jewels.
My husband Charles and I retired to Oregon and find this beautiful coastal area an inspiration to us both. I was an AVP and Asst. Manager in a Northern California Bank. The freedom of retirement has opened many artistic adventures to us.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at mdraper118@gmail.