Nancy Hoyt was born and raised in Oregon. She got her start in metalworking in high school. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine and Applied Arts with an emphasis in Jewelry and metalsmithing.
She has been creating jewelry now for over 4 decades. She employs many different processes including lost wax casting and hand fabrication techniques. She creates custom wedding rings as well as fun and whimsical everyday jewelry. Working in a wide range of styles, she uses yellow, white & rose gold and sterling silver, with precious and semi-precious gemstones to create her unique jewelry.
More About Me
I do all the design and creation of the jewelry pieces myself, from the first rough sketch to the finished piece of jewelry.
To create my jewelry, I usually start with a sketch. I then transfer the design to wax or metal depending on if the piece will be hand carved and lost wax cast, or fabricated.
Many of my pieces are a combination of both casting and fabrication processes. I use 14 and 18 karat gold and sterling silver for my creations. I sometimes combine silver and gold together.
Sometimes my ideas come from what seems to be completely within myself and other times they come from images, shapes, and forms I see in the world around me. Wherever I get my inspiration from, it is in the creating that I get the most satisfaction.