Linda Sorensen's lifelong passion for making things has led to a full-time career of handcrafting gold and silver jewelry. Her artistic medium changed radically during her last semester at the University of New Hampshire when, as a drawing and printmaking major, she enrolled in a beginning jewelry course in order to satisfy 3 remaining credit requirements and a gap in her schedule.

That chance encounter led to further jewelry study at the Institute of Arts and Sciences in Manchester, New Hampshire, continuation with private study and professional workshops, and juried membership in the prestigious League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

Today Sorensen works her hammers, anvils and torches on a hilltop in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Her jewelry designs reflect the rich texture and love of color found in her earlier fiber work. Using silver, gold and semi-precious cabochon stones, Sorensen creates earrings, necklaces, pins and bracelets with a balanced proportion and classic simplicity.