My creations are lovingly crafted by hand from gemstones, minerals and other materials such as glass. Many of these are hand cut and polished by my best friend (and husband) Bruce.
I love the beauty of natural stones and natural objects, and have set out to enhance their unique beauty with the glint of the sterling or 14 karat gold fill wire or the metal clay that I frame them with. I want you to feel elegant and beautiful wearing my work.
Wire wrapping cabochons started out as a way to make jewelry out of some turquoise pieces that I picked up while traveling in Nevada. I started with some inexpensive simple stones and found myself immediately hooked! Wire wrapping and playing with metal clay are my therapy, they get me out of my analytical left brain and into my creative right. As a retired health care provider, I have found working with stone to be soothing and calming, a great way and to "heal thyself"! Of course, my "therapy" has a side effect: lots of jewelry to find a home for! I occasoinally dabble with silversmithing and more recently have been making jewelry with silver art clay. This is a recycled silver product; it is produced from spent X-ray and photography films. Particles of fine silver are combined with an organic binder which burns off during a firing process. The end result is .999 fine silver. It love the amazing range of techniques that can be used with clay.
I am a certified Art Clay Silver instructor and a proud member of AMCAW - Alliance of Metal Clay Artists Worldwide. We seek to promote metal clay art around the world. Thanks to this organization, I have friends all over the world. I am in awe of the amazing talent and enthusiasm af my metal clay colleagues. I also teach bezel technique wire wrapping.
I hope you will enjoy wearing my work for years to come.