Drake Collins is a jewelry artist living and working in Metro Detroit, Michigan.  He received his BA in sociology from Kent State University with a crafts minor specializing in Jewelry/Metals.  He has been showing his work throughout Northeastern Ohio and southeastern Michigan for 6 years.  He has been teaching silversmithing and chainmaille for the last 10 years. 

Drake's current work centers on Chainmaille-based jewelry in precious metals and gemstones.  He enjoys the mechanical regularity of chainmaille, but has recently been incorporating more organic forms into his work.  He draws inspiration from ancient and pagan art, particularly the Jewelry of Classical Rome.  He is fascinated by the beautiful pieces of jewelry created by people with no access to the technology we have today.