Art is a conversation. Jewelry provides an opportunity for people to engage in a conversation with the world. Through one-of-a-kind, handmade creations, people can express their unique personalities and establish an intimate connection with the creative force. For Nan, art occurs at the point where different materials come together to create unexpected textures. The life of the object happens at the connection between materials or even within them as smooth gives way to rough, soft meets hard, and straight takes a spontaneous turn. Color allows this contrast more fully to emerge, either as a subtle counterpoint in the background or in a full, orchestral blast. Where these exciting transitions occur, conversations begin.