I have been creating fine jewelry for 30 years. I started many years ago taking many classes from well know jewelers who in their own right were very talented artists.
I found my passion and my career path when I took that first jewelry design class. Inspired by color and the simplicity of primary shapes, I found an outlet for my creativity working with fine metals, mixed metal laminated sheets I make in the studio, I have added polymer clay to my designs that is mixed by hand and I use several surface techniques to get the look I want in the final design. Color seems to be the one thing that inspires me the most. I love usual combinations that mixed metal sheets and the polymer clay give me that my make my jewelry unique. Often I focus on one color theme and take off from there with many combinations. I love the mixture of sterling silver, and gold.
I have studied jewelry design wth many talented teachers over my career. I have have learned to perfect my skill level each year with each class I took. I have a background in art and had painted porcelain jewelry when I first started I then evolved into the artist that I have become today. I became interested in jewelry because my mother in law was a jeweler and she took me under her wing and taught me my first skills as a china painter the rest is history. My hope is that with each piece you purchase you have a piece of wearable art you can treasure for many years to come. All my pieces are one of a kind in design
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