Designing and creating jewelry is my hobby, my passion, my meditation.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been drawn to creating with my hands: from art class in elementary school to my first jewelry-creating venture—a beading class more than two decades ago. Over the years, I participated in jewelry-making classes every once in a while. More often than not, I gifted whatever I made, and then waited for the next class to capture my interest. I created jewelry quite randomly for a couple of decades.
A few years ago, I came across the costume jewelry of Miriam Haskell, who established her company in New York in 1926. I was taken by her intricate designs of layered filigree combined with beads, faux pearls, and rose montées … and the way in which she combined these different components. I purchased a beautiful picture book of Ms. Haskell’s jewelry and studied it. And, I started searching the Internet for jewelry that combined varying elements and materials. That’s when I discovered an art form that makes my heart sing to look at, to design, and to create: mixed media and assemblage jewelry. For the last two and a half years, I’ve been more serious about my jewelry creations: I love to teach myself via books and the Internet, and I’ve also taken classes with some fabulous instructors, both online and in person.
A full-time ghostwriter, I design and craft jewelry for the pure joy of it. If I find myself in a stuck place when I’m writing for a client, I turn to my jewelry work table to clear my mind. I love the challenge of creating with no particular goal in mind other than to craft a well-designed piece that makes me smile, and that I hope will make others smile as well.
I hope my creations will put a smile on your face. Do you see something here on my website that interests you? Have you fallen in love with one of my creations? Would you like to purchase a gift … for yourself or a friend? If so, please get in touch with me.