As a child, I remember having been hypnotically entranced by the organic and whimsical designs of the Earth. Paying homage to this in my craft brings me joy and a great energy to my life. For materials, I gather gold, sterling silver, bronze, precious and semi-precious stones and found objects. Handcrafting, actually using my hands has always attracted me to metal smithing and the making of jewelry pieces. When I step into the studio and light up the torch, design ideas naturally start flowing to me as I go through the process, as inspiration spills out from my soul. I spend a lot of time ruminating and then I create.