photo: lower Delaware Bay near the Atlantic Ocean, with snow and migrating birds
"I design and create jewelry
for the woman who likes to be complimented on her unique and
I hope you agree
a little about me......
I have been a creative type since childhood. I'd babysit and take the money to buy fabric
to create a new outfit. Mixing pieces from different patterns, creating something unique,
became the norm for me. "Why follow someone else's guidelines" was always my motto.
After art school on the east coast I lived in LA which opened my eyes to all
types of new styles and ways to be creative.
Fast forward many years and here I am back on the east coast doing something I love -
being creative - still thinking outside the box.
I traveled many places in the US with my family as a kid - but as an adult my family travels have taken me to
many interesting foreign and exotic places on 4 continents. And, every place we travel, if a beach is within driving distance
we go beach walking looking for sea glass, beach stones and tile shards. Two of my favorite places to "hunt" have been in sunny 29 degree weather in Connecticut, and in Spain, near Gibraltar, in sunny 92 degree weatheralways wondering where and what these broken pieces of glass have been and where they have come from.
I am very lucky to have friends with beach houses along the Atlantic Ocean - from Maine to Florida - and friends who love to travel internationally as much as my family does. In the past few months, friends and family have brought me sea glass from Australia and New Zealand, Newfoundland in the Canadian Maritimes, the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Adriatic Sea, around the Greek Isles, along the US Pacific Coast and throughout the Caribbean Ocean. Whenever we need a quick get-away, we jump over to
Bermuda for some R & R (and beach walking).
some comments from customers:
"Totally lovely piece, so much nicer than shown in photo - true artist" . Denise, Georgia
"Your work is lovely and I can't wait to give it as a gift". Debbie, New Jersey
"Got so many compliments on the black and white necklace -- I need more". Carol, Pennsylvania
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