While I have always loved jewelry, it isn't until the past year that I became serious about making it as a career. After 25 years working in human services and nonprofit administration, I am changing careers.

I have made beaded jewelry for several years as a hobby and sold my pieces in a few arts festivals, gift shops and art galleries. Recently I began working with metal and found my love of etching. I am still working on mastering some other metalsmith skills.

Currently, I am working on my first line of jewelry and sorting out how to carve my own unique niche with metal pieces, beads, chain and leather. I have learned so much, yet have much, much more to learn!