I have always loved jewelry and gemstones. They speak to me in ways that other beautiful things never have. I used to purchase beads and focal stones without a clue as what to do with them, just because they were beautiful and wanted me to take them home. Several years ago, after a couple of beginner jewelry-making classes, I was driven to teach myself more, always led by the stones.
When I discovered wire weaving, I knew I had found my passion. The precision of the weaves, combined with the flow of the lines of the wire, serve to hold the stones securely while emphasizing their natural beauty. While I often start with an outline of an idea, I let my intuition lead and the stones tell me how to proceed. My pieces appeal to people who are attracted to the unique, who use jewelry to express themselves, and who themselves are attracted to gems and their metaphysical properties.