Roselyn Mendez has been in love with metalworking since she learned to solder while working for Sanders Museum Services building artifact mounts for museums. For the last 12 years she has been metalsmithing and building jewelry. In the last few years her work has begun to focus on botanical pieces and more sculptural wearable art. The puzzle of how to make metal move and bend with the appearance of softer materials like leaves, flower petals and butterfly wings is endlessly compelling. Her colorful and organic work is a celebration of the natural world with an underlying tie to her beloved fairy tales and botanical lore.