I grew up loving science, math, and history. As a child, I was constantly experimenting, collecting bugs and animals, and trying new things to see what would happen.
I was not in love with art so much, probably because I felt creatively challenged. I couldn’t transfer what I imagined onto paper in a way that matched my vision. However, I did understand the concepts of science and math, so I gravitated towards those subjects in school and college. As I grew older, I finally made the connection between art and science. The division of a cell is just as beautiful as it is life-giving.
I found my calling in jewelry design later in life, after stints in retail, Corporate America, and doing non-profit work.
Jewelry design has given me purpose. When my elderly father was in failing health and I became more responsible for his care, jewelry design became my anchor and a way to relieve stress. Nothing is more cathartic as hitting metal against an anvil – it’s my form of stress therapy.
As a result of my experiences, I became a metalsmith in 2012 when I took my first class at a local arts center in Frederick, Maryland. Once my hand touched a hammer, fired up a torch, and saw the connections among art, science and technology, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve taken numerous classes to hone my skills and deliver exceptional jewelry.
I believe in continual learning, so I study, experiment, and play with my designs in order to craft the perfect piece for your perfect look.
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