By combining traditional and non-traditional techniques I produce work that is beyond the expected. I am as driven by process as I am inspired by nature. I often manipulate organic materials in a way that translates back to the form they originally resembled. The visual language of pods, seeds and other growth patterns found in nature is a common theme in my work. Taking these ideas out of their normal context, I invite the viewer or wearer into appreciating the natural beauty found in the world around us. My work conveys ambiguity in form, material, and experience because while nothing is implicit it remains inherently familiar. Elysha Roberts was born, and currently resides on Martha's Vineyard where she works as a bench jeweler and has a small studio.