My early years were spent learning a variety of arts and crafts from my family. They are very talented and creative, so inspiration was always around. I have always enjoyed the process of choosing a design, colors and patterns, and using various mediums to create a final product to be enjoyed for many years. There is great satisfaction in knowing that “I made it myself”.
In 2004, having been fascinated by all that glitters and sparkles, I began making unique one-of-a kind jewelry. My intention was to make jewelry as wearable art for myself, and gifts for my family and friends. It is a satisfying feeling to see the final piece along with the creative process of design.
While creating these unique original pieces, I became aware of various artists who design and make flamework beads (aka lampwork) & fused glass pendants. I was so fascinated with the gorgeous glass beads, and following my philosophy of “I can do that”, I find I am now immersed in the art of flamework. I find working with glass to be very exciting, relaxing and rejuvenating in its creative process. I use Moretti Italian glass and Lauscha German glass and I am fascinated by the chemical reaction in the flame. There are many happy surprises. In jewelry design and creating flamework beads, I have found my niche!