I began making jewelry after 27 years of teaching special education. I've always dabbled in a multitude of handcrafts but never had the gift of time to develop a passion for making jewelry until I retired.
It all began with a beading class, walking into the beading store was the beginning of my journey. It was and continues to be visually stimulating.. The process of fabricating a new piece starts out with a vague idea that develops during the process of experimentation with a variety of colors and textures. The design evolves during the process.
This is an ongoing journey of exploration and creativity. Who knows where it will lead. The ability to learn new skills suits my eclectic and curious nature. It is deeply satisfying to create objects with my own hands. To see someone wearing a piece of my jewelry is joyous.