One of the very first pieces of jewelry I designed, was a necklace that I made for a friend's birthday. I found a beautiful pendant with the image of a cherry blossom on it, and thought how pretty it would be as a necklace. I quickly got to work, and made my first (of many) Ming pottery shard necklaces. A local boutique owner saw it on my friend, and asked her where she got it. Before I knew it, I was in her shop, setting up my first trunk show. Through her mentoring and encouragement, I found an inner desire to keep creating, and ultimately grow as an artist. I have sold my designs on Etsy since 2011, and am very proud of my five-star feedback from my wonderful customers.
So, where am I today? Most likely you'll find me working in my home studio, on the beautiful central coast of California, creating jewelry inspired by nature, art, and imagination. I've moved on to other types of designs and techniques, but occasionally will create some Ming pottery pieces. It's during this time of creativity when I feel the most bliss. As a member of The Artisan Group®, my designs have been gifted at the GBK Oscars and Primetime Emmys Gift Lounges, MTV Movie Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival. Some of my designs have been seen on TV. The Vampire Diaries, Jane The Virgin, Pretty Little Liars, Mom, Law and Order: SVU, and Nickelodeon's Bella and the Bulldogs. None of these accomplishments take away from my wonderfully understanding family and precious little dachshund, for which I am truly blessed.