I am Lori Gottlieb - surgeon, bicycling enthusiast, designer and jeweler. I strive to make well-crafted jewelry out of silver and gold that is energetic and versatile. So where do my ideas come from? Mostly, from the world around me on my bike. It’s as if there is a little camera in my head capturing images as I roll by - a little out of focus, with blurry edges. I love the layers of texture in the bark of a tree, the flutter of leaves, and the swirl of pebbles at the edge of a stream. I enjoy curves in the road, the bow of stems and branches, the sinuous path of rivers and streams. On vacation I take great pleasure in exploring the outdoors: stalactites and stalagmites, canyons and mountains, and beaches garlanded with seaweed. Natural elements spark ideas for my designs.