FORMALLY TRAINED IN INTERIOR DESIGN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, I BEGAN WORKING AT A BOUTIQUE IN DENTON, TX DURING COLLEGE WHERE I DISCOVERED A FASCINATION WITH JEWELRY MAKING. I SOAKED UP AS MUCH KNOWLEDGE AS POSSIBLE FROM THE WONDERFUL ARTISTS I WORKED FOR AND HAVE CONTINUED MY EDUCATION IN VARIOUS FORMS OF JEWELRY FABRICATION EVER SINCE. I HAVE AN APPRECIATION FOR THE CREATIVE PROCESS INVOLVED IN DESIGNING AND FABRICATING, AND ENJOY LEARNING NEW METHODS TO CREATE UNIQUE, WEARABLE PIECES.
I DEVELOPED AN APPRECIATION OF NATURE AND THE BEAUTY IT OFFERS AT AN EARLY AGE GROWING UP ON THE FRONT RANGE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS NEAR DENVER, CO. MY DESIGNS ARE PRIMARILY INFLUENCED BY MY LOVE OF NATURE. I LOVE INCORPORATING NATURAL GEMSTONES AND I OFTEN USE NATURAL FOUND OBJECTS IN MANY OF MY CAST PIECES.
I started dabbling in jewelry making when I was a small child, and continued crafting and working with my hands ever since. I worked in the interior design industry for about 10 years, and most recently as a senior project manager and designer for a boutique high-end residential design firm in Dallas, TX. I HAVE BEEN CREATING UNIQUE JEWELRY to sell for ABOUT 15 YEARS AND ESTABLISHED MY BUSINESS AS A SIDE LINE TO MY DAY JOB BACK IN 2011, BUT I recently made the switch to full time jewelry maker! I CURRENTLY RESIDE WITH MY HUSBAND IN DALLAS, TX WHERE I CREATE UNIQUE AND AFFORDABLE HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY IN MY SMALL HOME STUDIO.