I was introduced to jewelry making in art class in high school, but didn't fully catch the bug till I went to college. I began college by telling my parents that if I didn't like it I wasn't going back, and had no intentions of finishing...During my first semester at a state university, I enrolled in a jewelry and metal smithing class just so I had something fun to do instead of studying all the time. I was hooked! From then on, I took as many metal smithing classes as I could fit into my schedule and eventually graduated from college with a BA in art--much to the delight of my parents! Over 30 years later, I'm still designing and creating new pieces with the wonderful stones I come across. I hope you enjoy my work!