Hi there! I’m an Art Jeweler and aspiring sculptor. I did not intend to become a jewelry chick, but over the years of obsessive creation and a never ending drive to share and explore, that is what I have become. As a young girl, I wanted to be a writer. I still have hopes for that one– so keep checking back to see what I’m having published and when it will be published. As a young woman, I wanted to be an Astronaut. I attended the United States Naval Academy, but a heart murmur kept me out of flight. As a woman, I wanted to have a career. I did that – thank you defense industry. Now, at the top of my personal bell curve, the halfway mark, the point at which humans at large evaluate contribution, effectiveness and the fun factor (if we’re lucky), hitting the big 40, I think about jewelry and sculpture constantly.
The technique I use is an adapted basket weaving technique. Instead of using fiber, I use metal which has been drawn into gossamar threads and then woven and twined, free form and using my ten digits with an occasional hand tool. I pursue structure and texture using non-traditional settings to show off bumpy, sparkly, crunchy focals. I’m known for incorporating skeleton keys into my jewelry and other vintage objects. I don’t find them– I hunt for them.
I’ve recently opened a commercial studio- Studio 9. You can look at the tab and find classes and open bench time so you can work on your next jewelry project in a warm, safe place. Let’s creat a community of Art Jewelers together!
You can catch me at Art Festivals and bead shows teaching the technique across the country. Join me in my effort of world wire domination!