I’m happiest when in my home-based studio, playing with my tools, working on my next piece while listening to stories and music that inspire me.
My jewelry is unique. I like to combine different metals with beautiful stones and I rarely take the path of least resistance.
With a general plan in mind, I begin to tinker, allowing one idea to evolve into the next, often leading to a compelling design that wears well. I love creating well-made jewelry that makes women feel beautiful.
As a young women, I moved to Wyoming and have always been a creative soul. My sense of design has nudged me in many different directions. Always curious, I try to find ways to create whether at work or play.
After retiring from education, I searched for something fulfilling. I sought something that indulged my sense of design. During an extended stay with family in Colorado, I discovered an all-volunteer, nonprofit gem and mineral club dedicated to the earth sciences, lapidary and metalsmith arts. It offered me a fully equipped open workshop that included lapidary equipment. I jumped on this amazing opportunity. I spent as much time as possible hanging out with fabulous jewelry artists and lapidarists, asking questions, practicing new skills, and taking formal classes.
Today, I am grateful for all those who have helped and inspired me. It’s really true …the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know. This makes metalsmithing fun, challenging, and a lifetime pursuit.