Growing up in the mid-west I was surrounded by forests and lakes where the outdoors were my playground. At an early age I was interested in collecting rocks and other organic objects. There were usually small critters and unusual rocks in my collections. I've always enjoyed creating things with wood or fabric.
When a dear friend introduced me to a metals class at our local community college, in 2012, is when I began making jewelry from metals such as copper, brass and sterling silver and then incorporating precious stone.