"Music into jewelry"
When my children were small, I found my attention divided between care giving and my work as an artist and musician. I enjoyed working with color and textures in various forms of needlework, and found that lead to beads. About that time, I discovered the metaphysical meanings of gemstones, and I sought to create talismans for personal use. I found jewelry design allowed me to work with my imagination and bring my creations into being.
As the years go by, I become more and more enthralled with materials and new techniques, and inspired by others. I have taken classes in faceting gemstones, metalworking, wire wrapping, different beading techniques, and photographing jewelry.
There are many things that I would like to learn in this craft, including my goal of making handmade sterling silver jewelry from start to finish. My challenge is to find a way to truly express who I am.