I was born and raised in Vancouver, B. C. Canada. I have had the opportunity of living in many places which have included Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Germany, California, Vancouver Washington, and now I have my studio in Carrollton Texas.
I have always been a lover of art, travel, interior design, jewelry, antiques and beautiful things in general. It just kind of happened in grade school when I was introduced to some beads off of my grandmother’s old lamp shade, then seed beads, wooden beads and wire work. It was a fun hobby with a little cash flow as a teen.
This went to the side as I raised my 3 boys. Once they were grown I found myself beading again and creating unique pieces from nature & the environment that had inspired me during my travels. I realized the passion I have for creating. I found that I was attracted to semi precious stones and creating original designs. It was “accidental love,” which has grown into a unique and compelling “passion” for me in my spare time.
When I am not working at my day job you will find me in my studio designing original handmade pieces using turquoise, lapis, agate, jasper, coral, pearls, and various other semi-precious stones. My jewelry may even include a re purposed jewelry piece from the past. Some of my designs have traveled as far away from home as Europe.
You can find me at various artisan bazaars and events in the Dallas area. You will also find my work on display at a Fairweather House & Gallery in Seaside Oregon and in Sparrows Gallery in Denison Texas.
I would like to thank all my friends and family that have encouraged and believed in my creativity.
Most importantly thank you to all the customers, wonderful people and new friendships I have been blessed with from attending so many great events.