After studying painting in graduate school, I began my career, years ago, as a painter and a teacher. In my early work I always responded to objects, texture and color. Now, after taking some time off to raise my two beautiful daughters, I’ve taken a renewed interest in art through jewelry making. In my jewelry making I also respond to texture and color but this time in semi-precious and natural stone instead of paint. I’m always on the search for an unusual stone that inspires me to create a one-of-a- kind necklace or bracelet or a unique pair of earrings. I use a variety of semi-precious stones, glass, leather and a variety of manipulated metals-copper, brass and silver in my jewelry. My focus is on simple, strong pieces that make an impression. I am very interested in creating wearable, affordable, unique jewelry that becomes that favorite necklace, earrings or bracelet that you never leave home without.