About me - The artist behind it all.
What to tell about me?. First and foremost I am a mother of a 9 year old son with another baby on the way. Come on October! :)
I got my start in making jewelry when I was 10. I have an Aunt, who at that the time lived in Wyoming, who I went to visit one summer. She makes Native American inspired jewelry and clothing. During that visit she taught me how to make simple seed bead and quill earrings. Her work can be viewed at
Porcupine Quill Art
It wasn't until my teenage years that a serious interest began, I bought book upon book upon book and got my start with seed beads, a needle, thread, and a block of wax. My hobby turned into something more serious about 5 years ago as did my taste in the jewelry I made. I now make more modern pieces with lampwork, gemstones, and glass.
I have no formal art education outside of art class in elementary school and high school. I have always loved art in one form or another and enjoy creating. I love to experiment with new ideas and techniques ... and if it doesn't work I just start over.
I take great pride in my work and each piece is a one-of-a-kind wearable piece of art. No two pieces are ever the same and I don't duplicate my work.
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