I love sharing my knowledge about making jewelry and have found teaching and writing to be a very rewarding part of my artist life. This will be my ninth year teaching at the Bead&Button Show. I bead-weave, wire-wrap, and am a metalsmith, and this all comes together for a harmonious whole. There is a lot going on: teaching, writing, supplying boutiques and galleries, an active web presence, bead shows, and art fairs, in this active artist life.
A lifelong artist, jewelry making has become my only media. I am creating handmade fashion jewelry. From this jewelry many classes are created; beading kits and patterns evolve; and articles are developed. There is now a growing line of etched handmade toggles that are available online.