Originally a clothing designer, Marie got hooked on making jewelry when she took several classes about 7 years ago. She fell in love with the traditional Japanese technique of hand knotting gemstones onto silk thread. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets are crafted from sterling silver, gemstones, pearls and leather. Nature inspires the peaceful colors and designs of Marie’s jewelry. She is a partner at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick Center, which carries the hand- crafted works of over 120 local artists.