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I have been crafting jewelry for 5 years, but I have been an artist and crafter for many, many years. I am self-taught and always looking to learn new techniques and materials. Simple, non-fussy lines and materials inspire me. The materials I work most with are copper, sterling silver, semi-precious stones/pearls, and Swarovski crystals. All the items I make are limited edition; only a few of the same pieces are made. Copper is a wonderful material to create with. I love the look and feel of copper. Initially, I worked in copper to develop skills to work with sterling silver, hoping to minimize the financial impact of any mistakes along the path to good techniques. But I found I thoroughly enjoy working with copper and the effects I can create. I have recently started working with polymer clay in part to create faux effects, but also to learn the skills to work with precious metal clay-my next endeavor-along with fused glass. I am a hyperactive artisan!