I was raised near St. Louis and come from a family of makers. From upholstery and furniture building to sewing (and sowing), I've had the benefit of being surrounded by multiple generations of family who are skilled in their craft and eager to teach the next generation. Narcise is the outlet for my own need to make by combining the materials and techniques of those who came before me in ways they never imagined. My pieces are entirely hand-crafted by me using pre-refiner reclaimed/re-cycled metals, wood scrap from guitar manufacture, sustainably hand-harvested botanicals, foraged horn and quartz that is sustainably mined on a small family-owned and operated mine in central Arkansas. I hope you'll love wearing it as much as I love making it.
I love opening my @craftcouncil magazine every other month and seeing friends from @arrowmont_school ! Congrats @nicoletteabsil !

I love opening my @craftcouncil magazine every other month and seeing friends from @arrowmont_school ! Congrats @nicoletteabsil !

Digging in the boneyard for inspiration I found these little "caldera" experiments where I was melting fine and sterling silver in copper domes to try to achieve some surface alloying for a shibuichi effect. didn't turn out quite like I expected, but when I found them today they seemed perfect for these little peridot and some ear wires! Shop updates coming...soon(ish)...

Digging in the boneyard for inspiration I found these little "caldera" experiments where I was melting fine and sterling silver in copper domes to try to achieve some surface alloying for a shibuichi effect. didn't turn out quite like I expected, but when I found them today they seemed perfect for these little peridot and some ear wires! Shop updates coming…soon(ish)…

Finished! Happy with how this one turned out! Sterling silver and boxelder maple with a 5mm moonstone cabochon.

Finished! Happy with how this one turned out! Sterling silver and boxelder maple with a 5mm moonstone cabochon.

Almost done! Decided this one needed a little moonstone friend and had to get in on some of this bezel-on-bezel action (big shout to @poreliza and @taylorsaleem for inspiration!)

Almost done! Decided this one needed a little moonstone friend and had to get in on some of this bezel-on-bezel action (big shout to @poreliza and @taylorsaleem for inspiration!)

Spent the morning making some luscious box elder cabochons and dreaming about how they'll look with these divine pink tourmaline. Stay tuned!

Spent the morning making some luscious box elder cabochons and dreaming about how they'll look with these divine pink tourmaline. Stay tuned!

Love this lady! #Repost @avandonsel with @repostapp・・・Sweatshirt from @saturdaysunday_ and amethyst lariat by @narcise #ootd

Love this lady! #Repost @avandonsel with @repostapp・・・Sweatshirt from @saturdaysunday_ and amethyst lariat by @narcise #ootd

This beast is finished! Fossil and turquoise pendant set in sterling with hand-forged sterling links and hand-knotted, vegetable-dyed leather cord. Pendant measures roughly 3.5" X 2.5", overall length around 20". Shop updates coming next week, but comment to purchase now. $175 US.

This beast is finished! Fossil and turquoise pendant set in sterling with hand-forged sterling links and hand-knotted, vegetable-dyed leather cord. Pendant measures roughly 3.5" X 2.5", overall length around 20". Shop updates coming next week, but comment to purchase now. $175 US.

my girl @supermegahotbabe looks super mega hot in her new maiden!#Repost @supermegahotbabe with @repostapp・・・Jen Bradford.  You never disappoint!!! I love my new necklace. narcise rules!!!!

my girl @supermegahotbabe looks super mega hot in her new maiden!#Repost @supermegahotbabe with @repostapp・・・Jen Bradford. You never disappoint!!! I love my new necklace. narcise rules!!!!

On a little walk along the river I found this beautiful stone. got it home and cleaned up and discovered that it seems to contain fossilized bones, perhaps a spine? It seemed to want a little turquoise and not much else. will fabricate the chain next week.

On a little walk along the river I found this beautiful stone. got it home and cleaned up and discovered that it seems to contain fossilized bones, perhaps a spine? It seemed to want a little turquoise and not much else. will fabricate the chain next week.

With this new year and new collection, I'm learning to work through frustration and embrace the singularity of each piece. The time I spent with @raissabump at @arrowmont_school really helped me with the perspective shift I was casting about for. Some days you make the piece of jewelry you need to make, not the piece of jewelry you thought you wanted to make.

With this new year and new collection, I'm learning to work through frustration and embrace the singularity of each piece. The time I spent with @raissabump at @arrowmont_school really helped me with the perspective shift I was casting about for. Some days you make the piece of jewelry you need to make, not the piece of jewelry you thought you wanted to make.

Currently on the bench.

Currently on the bench.

Spent a quiet New Years evening playing around with a new idea and doing a little problem solving at the bench. Stay tuned as I slowly learn to marry my love and knowledge of wood and metal.I wish you all good health, peace, abundance, kindness and grace in the coming year.

Spent a quiet New Years evening playing around with a new idea and doing a little problem solving at the bench. Stay tuned as I slowly learn to marry my love and knowledge of wood and metal.I wish you all good health, peace, abundance, kindness and grace in the coming year.