Hi there! I’m an Art Jeweler. I did not intend to become a jewelry artist, 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), coasting past the big 40, I think about jewelry, travel, and my family, a legacy of passion, learning and attentive relationships.
The technique I use is an adapted basket weaving technique. Instead of using fiber, I use metal which has been drawn into gossamer 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 obsessed with turquoise and variscite. I’m known for incorporating skeleton keys into my jewelry and other vintage objects. I’m known for my ready smile and a wise crack or two, my honesty and willingness to connect to others.
You can catch me at Art Festivals across the country. Join me in my effort to connect the world with a thin, shining wire.