Treasures began at a time in my life when I needed a distraction, something to fill my mind. Several years ago my husband was diagnosed with cancer and we were in a serious battle to regain his health. Several trips to the hospital for surgeries, very serious complications, I needed to prepare for the upcoming holidays. I have an art background and the love to create. I had made jewelry years ago, when my children were small and I had enjoyed it. I thought I’d try that again, thinking I could make Christmas gifts. I fell in love and took precious metal smithing classes… now I’m totally obsessed. I can’t wait to turn on my torch, Making jewelry is now my celebration of my husband’s good health.