A little about me:
A friend of mine once said that beadwork is good therapy. Perhaps it is therapy for some, but for me it is way more than therapy. It is a way to create art. And art is a rudimentary need for me, as basic a need as eating and drinking. Making art just seems to follow those two needs naturally.
I strive to create jewelry that enhances the beauty of the wearer. My pieces incorporate fine materials including sterling silver, gold vermeil, genuine gemstones and fine quality glass and crystal beads. My bead and wirework have been accepted into the State of Ohio's Treasures-of-the-Tree juried competition, and the ornaments are displayed on Governor Taft's Christmas tree; was accepted into the Bead International 2004 traveling art show/exhibit; featured in the book, 500 Beaded Objects, ©2004 Lark Press ; and are included in several private collections. I enjoy teaching beadwork and creating custom commissions.
My father was an artist by avocation. My parents lovingly supplied me with the resources for every craft I desired to explore as a child, and my husband continues in this tradition. I'm afraid my dowry consisted of multiple boxes of finished and unfinished craft projects! I appreciate all the support my husband gives me so I can continue my artistic path, as well as the free jewelry photographic service he offers for my completed beadwork. My husband and grown children are on my design opinion board, and I excitingly share the progress of each of my projects with them.
Creating artwork enriches my life. I hope that my work enriches yours as well,