1. HOW DID YOU LEARN JEWELRY-MAKING?
I am pretty much self-taught, although I am an avid reader of magazines and books and I have taken some classes at my local craft and jewelry shops. There was a lot of trial and error!! The best advice that I ever got was to just be tenacious and to try it anyway (no matter what anyone else/trends say)!
2. WHAT’S THE GOOFIEST OR MOST EMBARRASSING MISTAKE THAT YOU EVER MADE?
I needed to send in a piece of jewelry for a juried art festival and so I made a multi-strand necklace with a huge piece of labradorite, wire wrapped, as the pendant. Apparently I did not make the stem tight enough when I completed the bead cap, and some of the tiny seed beads that I had used to end the strand, showed through! I was embarrassed, but I did get accepted.