David Epstein has been designing and creating jewelry for forty years. Inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds his hillside studio, he designs pieces that reflect the harmony and elegance of the natural world. David's interest in art sprang from an early desire to work with his hands. As a child in New Jersey, he loved to draw and build. His father's workshop provided an early outlet for his creativity. As an adult, David became a woodworker who built furniture and cabinets for a few years.
He found his niche when his brother-in-law introduced him to the craft of jewelry making, thus began David's training. After this apprenticeship, David and his wife Yvonne left their home state to start a new adventure in Vermont. They settled in Hinesburg, a picturesque small town in the Champlain Valley, south of Burlington. Once he established a studio, his jewelry career grew in earnest. He created a line of jewelry and brought it to market via retail and wholesale craft fairs. His work appears in juried and invitational shows throughout the country.
Today, David Epstein's creativity and recognition continue to grow and thrive. His style can be considered both classical and contemporary. Some designs are free form and flowing, while others are highly stylized pieces with unusual stones and pearls set in art deco designs. Acute attention to detail is his hallmark. The quality of his finishes reflects his passion for his craft, his silver and gold pieces shine.
David's latest collection includes Lake Champlain Beachstone jewelry. Drawing inspiration from the lake, David discovered the natural beauty of the Iberville shale stones found on the shoreline. He hand cuts and polishes each stone and then sets them in sterling silver in a variety of designs including earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings, and cufflinks. This collection has broad appeal for anyone who has a connection to Vermont or Lake Champlain.
"I love the fact that my jewelry will endure as a lasting symbol of someone's love, and be passed down from one generation to the next. My hope is that my passion for this craft is reflected in my work".