I was born to be a artist! At 15 I took a class making jewelry. I was hooked!! Working with the metal, being able to change the shape and add different textures and finishes was the first thing I loved. THEN I discovered stones. Each one can be different – the color, shape, texture, is all fascinating to me. I quickly discovered my niche. Almost all my designs are created with at least one stone, but often more. My designs usually start with the shape, size, and colors of a few stones and sketches. From there, I start forming the metal – gold or silver or both. Often I add, take away or even turn the piece around before I decide how I want it to be. When finished, I’m ready to begin again!!