Waldorf, MD, United States
Welcome! Art is a wonder & a world. Seeing the world around us is the true art. This is my inspiration for all my creations.
Wire Wrapping, Jewelry, Fine Crafts, Watercolors, Glass Painting, Flower Arranging, Home Decor, Home Decorating, Calligraphy,Handmade, HGTV, Wire sculpture, Hand wrapped jewelry, Gemstones, semi-precious stones, metal fabrication, design
Skills and Techniques
As a multi-media artisan I enjoy creating various fine craft items. Currently my passion is handcrafted jewelry incorporating wire wrapping and varied beading techniques. Some of my other passions let me list basketry, calligraphy, home decor, silk painting, fabric paining, watercolor, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, framing, ceramics and hand built pottery. I am an artist of many medias but a master of none. I am constantly learning and developing new passions.
Find me online @:
Get to Know
Art and fine crafts have been a passion for over 45 years. Life has taken me in many directions to include being a military Air Force wife, mother of two and most recently a grandmother to a wonderful and talented granddaughter.
Upon graduating from the University of West Florida, I joined the teaching staff of Dallastown School District in Dallastown PA. For two great years I was fortunate enough to teach elementary art.
At this point my husband re-enlisted in the Air Force and we started our military travels, which took us to South Carolina, England, UK, and eventually to Maryland. During this time I was active in military spouse activities but always engulfed in some type of arts and crafts.
Upon arrival in Maryland I finally returned to my first love of being totally immersed in the arts. I started out as a contract teacher with an adult arts and crafts program on Andrews AFB. Shortly afterward I was hired to manage the sales supply store and teach. Then eventually I was promoted to the Assistant Director position and finally the Director. This was the perfect job. Where could one earn money to encourage and assist others in finding peace of mind through creativity? Unfortunately this program was closed and my life changed putting my artistic endeavors into a hiatus, to only be brought out for the occasional handmade gift that was needed.
My inner desire to create rushed forward earlier in 2008, and a burning desire to delve into something constructive, developed into this passion to create jewelry. I have always been fascinated with color, form and line. I had longed to find a craft that I could become passionate about. My mother was an avid knitter and loved to crochet, I had longed to learn but always intimidated by the patterns. All those numbers and abbreviations were daunting. I attempted to teach myself knitting and soon became frustrated. I needed a creative outlet after a very stressful full-time job.
But how to get started was the big question. I soon went to the craft supply store and perused the isles. Of course, the bead and jewelry isle beckoned me immediately. Having no learned skills in the media buying lots of books and materials put me at a loss. What to buy? To make it simple I purchased a kit to make earrings and a basic set of tools. I was hooked. Browsing the internet one afternoon I discovered wire wrapping and the urge to create consumed me. Using wire wrapping took jewelry making to a new level. Before I knew it the supplies flooded the living room and soon I special place had to be dedicated. The rest is history and here I am online sharing my wearable art.
I am committed to excellence. Please enjoy my creations and wear them in good health.