Since then I have been thrilled to take classes with some incredible teachers in PMC, electroforming, and bead making, and I’m always trying to expand my skills. And now, instead of feeling fearful, I melt glass to relax. I am mostly a self taught jewelry designer, and I make things that I would like to wear. I prefer to use simple, home-grown ingredients like fine silver wire, metal clay, fiber and glass to make pieces that nobody else has. I make my own clasps and other components from metal clay (100% pure silver), copper and brass so you can be assured that your piece is unique. I especially like pieces that are fun, daring, different, and edgy. I am a big fan of Art Jewelry magazine, and one day hope to have a tutorial published there.
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I am a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and Lampwork Etc., and am a registered Self Representing Artist (SRA #L-43).
When I'm not melting glass and making jewelry I enjoy cooking, gardening, fishing and hiking with my family and our exuberant chocolate lab, and most recently, raising chickens.