Lorraine Lordi is a self-taught jewelry artist who had absolutely no interest or aptitude in metal working or fine jewelry, having had her formal education in Biochemistry and pre-veterinary science. Six years ago, her beloved cat ‘Serengeti” passed away and out of the extreme sadness she felt a gift was received. The ability to translate the joy that animals give her was transformed into an art form. Fine metals and gemstones – some in their raw natural form – are transformed into wearable art using fold-forming and hand forging techniques that allow the metals to flow in a natural, almost organic way. Lorraine’s work is very wearable and comfortable, even thought the pieces are usually large and bold. These are “notice me'” statement pieces. Like she say’s ,”It’s a necklace wearing a women” !