It's always been pretty clear to me that I owe my love for jewelry to my ethnic heritage - I come from a large family of creative types! We're not shy, we love color, and celebrate the beauty of this wonderful world every chance we get!
Making beautiful jewelry is part of that. Whether it's a design using natural gemstones and precious metals, or grains of glass fused to metal in the kiln, I want a woman to feel and look a little extra special in my jewelry. I'm drawn to the colors and forms of nature, the miracle of gemstones from the earth, the magical processes of creating enamel elements and transforming metals. I enjoy creating jewelry that enhances a woman's "look" and in turn, often, her outlook! The greatest pleasure comes when I see someone wearing one of my pieces and I know it makes her happy!
For 13 years, I owned The Little Studio in Morgantown, West Virginia, and was a Tamarack artist. In 2019, my husband Pete, rescue puppy Whiskey, and I moved our home and my business to Palm Harbor, Florida…because…well…Florida!