I am an award winning metal-smith and a enamelist. I love to make jewelry! My jewelry is bright and bold. If you want to be noticed for your unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry, you are going to enjoy my work.
I have always been interested in making art. Since graduating from college I have studied and worked with china painting, ceramics, water colors, acrylics and oils. From the early 1970’s through the 1980’s, I painted Folk Art, taught art at a junior college and did juried art shows. Then, I took a jewelry class. I was hooked!!
My Jewelry education is rooted in both classes and books. I have a passion for learning new ideas and techniques for making jewelry. Working with metal and stones has filled a need to create and see beauty not filled in other medias.
As a enamelist, living in this beautiful part of the world, I try to capture the mountains and rivers of the Northwest in my enameled cloisonnes. My work is spontaneous, I sit down to draw a piece of jewelry and the stones or the enamel takes over the designs. Each piece is different and unique.
My works of art are fabricated by hand and are one-of-a-kind. The jewelry is signed by me and has my makers mark, an Afghan dog, stamped on the back of each piece. Ask the store of my makers mark!!