In the late sixties in Boston, Steve Noyes was making small sculptures, when someone told him that his designs would make nice jewelry. Steve then spent several years in the Colorado Rockies, making jewelry, hiking, skiing, and exploring. He also started a cooperative craft gallery in Boulder. Eventually, he moved to New Hampshire, and then, in 1972, to Vermont. As he did in Boulder, Steve began another gallery in Montpelier, called the Artisan’s Hand, which still exists today. Steve still travels when he can, and always searches for different materials to add to his work. These include Colombian emeralds, Mexican opals, and coral found in Taiwan. "I design and produce each piece using either 14K gold or sterling silver, and a variety of individually selected gemstones. They are unique, classic, understated designs, with a timeless quality that never loses its appeal or slips from style. Many wearers say that they can have on the same piece with jeans or with evening clothes, and still feel assured of looking their personal best."