My passion for creating beautiful, strong and unique sterling silver and gemstone jewelry comes from my love for the natural world that surrounds us all. Growing up in rural Vermont gave me a deep appreciation for our Mother Earth. All I do, the silver, the gemstones and the pearls are gifts from her. My formal painting background with a Bachelor of Arts and Art History minor has given me the elements and principles to produce unique combinations of colors and designs. All of my jewelry techniques are self-taught. I'm grateful every day that I get to use my hands and work for myself making jewelry that people love and want to wear. I've worked hard perfecting various wire techniques and always push myself to learn new skills.