Ariel has been making art for the better part of her life. She got her start in jewelry with bead making and very basic designs simply to make jewelry that she liked to wear. People started to take notice and eventually began commissioning her to do custom pieces. Curious by nature, she is constantly searching for new ways to EXPRESS herself through different art forms and through different mediums. It wasn't until she forged a relationship with a well known and respected native jeweler Dina Huntinghorse, who inspired and opened the door for her to get into silversmithing, that she found an outlet that was not only effective at this, but therapeutic as well. " I really enjoy making something seemingly eternal whose meaning is fleeting but who s form is rather permanent. It s meaning can and often does change throughout the years, but it s form never does. I just love these two juxtaposing qualities. We can only GUESS what that pendent found in a tomb that been sealed for for four thousand years symbolizes but what we cannot argue is that it is in fact a pendant”. It s a kind of mediation for Ariel, and each piece is a somewhat cathartic experience for her, from it's inception to it s execution until she put s the final polish on it and it is done. Each one is special to her and she hopes one of them can be special to you.