My name is Val Walis and I am the creator of Orion Jewelry Design. I’m an artist based out of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. During my time at SUNY New Paltz, I studied a wide array of mediums, experimenting heavily with painting, drawing, photography and woodworking. Many of the techniques and ideas from these very different realms of work have deeply resonated with my practices in jewelry making. Every individual piece is carefully considered in its composition, mood and method of crafting.