Inspired by the stones, shells, and leaves found on Sassolini Beach of the Italian seaside. I was on holiday with my family in a beach town between Naples and Rome playing with the pebble stones. I arranged them in a different sequence and placed them on my leg. The shapes were smooth and unique. A few stones came back with me to New York where I cast them in silver and created the “Sassolini collection.” Each piece is then hand-finished and polished.