I make my wood jewelry boxes because I enjoy the creative process in making the boxes. I enjoy the hunt for the wood with the most grain, and deciding what design to make with each piece. Most of my designs are natural and very organic. I began woodworking in my teens, which was a learning period to achieve knowledge of wood types, hand tools, and woodworking machines. I explored the scope of woodworking from cabinetry, to traditional jewelry boxes, pens, furniture, and to my current style. my boxes are mostly abstract and whimsical nature, using a variety of natural colored domestic and exotic hardwood. I try combinations to compliment each other and to attract the viewer.