I have always been a maker, spurred on by craft sets from my Mimi and varied Girl Scout projects. I knew I loved art and wanted it to be part of my daily life, but struggled with how that would happen. I signed up for a jewelry class at a local college and fell in love.
I went on to a formal program in Providence at the Rhode Island School of Design and later received my masters at State University of New York at New Paltz. I have also worked as a designer in the costume jewelry field, taught metals courses, and developed custom wedding jewelry. In addition to my production line, I also enjoy making one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that have been included in several contemporary galleries and shows.
Inspiration comes from the world around me. I love clean lines and minimal forms but am also inspired by very decorative motifs as well. I like to make pieces that create a connection to the wearer, helping them to feel empowered and beautiful.
I now live in Tulsa, OK and am continuing to nurture my jewelry. I have a small studio set up and am continuing to develop new designs and tweak the old.