I've been creating glass beads for nearly a decade. I have long been fascinated by personal adornment, especially beads and their importance in history, world commerce and culture. Working in the travel business for seventeen years gave me the opportunity to study museum bead and jewelry exhibits, visit street and flea markets and out of the way bead shops all over the world.
Using a torch and raw glass, I make beads that are inspired by my travels and everyday surroundings. Working in my home studio, I continue to explore new ways of crafting glass, enamels and precious metals to create beads that reflect my interest in nature, minerals, insects and all things organic.
I share my life with my husband, Paul, and Willy, the very mischievous Airedale Terrier. Together we all follow our interests in gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with extended family and friends.