I started making jewelry as a teenager, but it was long before then that I was an artist. Creativity runs through my veins as I come form a long line of artists. From a very young age my dad instilled the love of art in me starting with laying out a huge roll of paper on the kitchen floor and letting me spend hours creating whole new worlds. He could draw anything and still does. I am always in awe of his talent.
I love all modes of art from painting to photography, but my love is working with wire and rocks and making beautiful items for friends to wear.
For the last 20 years I have focused my energy on the art of teaching, that was gifted to me from my mom, a great teacher that taught me to believe in everyone and to go that extra mile to help others. I had always wanted to be a teacher and worked hard to make that happen. After 10 years of working with amazing middle school students I now have the great opportunity of working with teachers and how to teach math to make sense. Math is a passion of mine, I love patterns, I love how math is everywhere, there is an order, a rhythm, and a rhyme.
What I love most is when my worlds intertwine and I get to see the beauty of math in the world around us. I am always in awe of mother nature and the beauty that she provides. My family and I got to see this seven sided star in a geode at a Glenwood Springs rock shop. Amazing!! With this love of math you might see that all of my pieces have a pattern to them, it’s really hard for me to not count or make items symmetric. It’s the math OCD in me:)
It is my goal as an artist to bring the beauty of rocks to your ears, wrists, and necks. I lost that passion for awhile, and it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I got back into Jewelry making. I started making items for myself. I realized I had all of these materials and I wasn’t using them. My husband might even say I was a bit of a hoarder. I realized though that this time was different. I was making items that I wanted to wear, I had no pressure of trying to sell anything. When I was younger I sold my Items in a few small shops and was always worried about what others would think. It’s that shift in time and possibly age that made me see that what I was making for myself might actually be what other might like to buy, so challenge accepted. Le’ts start a “jewelry shop” before I turn 40. My first online Facebook sale was March 20, 2018 the first day of spring and new beginnings, I turned 40 that November. This website went live on Feb. 1, 2019. Making my dreams happen one baby step at a time.
All of my items are pieces that I would wear, I don’t sell or make anything that I don’t like or wouldn’t want to wear. Because of this I also don’t like repeating items often, you will find that most of my pieces are one of a kind. I like to push myself and try new things. I’m that kind of person that usually thinks…I can do/make that…and then I try it. I like a challenge.
To my husband and family.
Thank you for all for the support, the time spent in rock shops, and the endless hours you’ve helped me collect sea glass, rocks, or stop to take a photo. Each and every one of you has push me to be the best person that I can be which allows me to be anything that I want to be. Thank you for taking this crazy adventure with me. Love you all so much!