About the Artist
I have loved jewelry since I was a very little girl. The first piece I
ever owned was a pearl baby necklace that my grandmother gave me at my
baptism. I often reorganized my mother's jewelry box just so that I
could look at and play with the jewelry. The dazzling colors, the
shapes, the sparkles, the feel! I was and am still utterly mesmerized
by lovely beads, crystals and metal ... and rocks ... and all other kinds of pretties.
I began making jewelry over 20 years ago, when my friend Mike gave me a box of beads from an artist friend of his, Jimmy, who had passed at too young an age. I found myself playing with the beads as I had played with my mother's jewelry, and felt compelled to start creating.
I am largely self-taught and don't have a particular style - I make what I like! Enjoy.