HOW DID YOU LEARN JEWELRY MAKING?
I remember years ago making this wide bracelet out of safety pins and turquoise blue seed beads. It was my first piece that sold. There were not a lot of books on jewelry back then. Now with the internet, books, classes, and social media, it is really easy to create and learn about all kinds of jewelry. And my best advice comes from my husband! He always encourages me. He says: “Your jewelry looks just as good if not better than what I’ve seen.”
WHAT STYLE OF JEWELRY DO YOU MAKE?
My jewelry style progresses and evolves each year. Over the years, I’ve worked with lost wax casting, PMC, wirework, bead crochet, soutache, glass bead making, metal fabrication, stringing, kumihimo, and bead weaving. After learning all these techniques, I keep going back to bead weaving.
I love to work with metallic beads and shiny objects. I also tend to choose peacock colors and love to keep current with all the new bead shapes.