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Three years ago we moved from south Florida to the beautiful hill country of middle Tennessee. The changing autumn leaves and the colorful wild flowers that grow on our property are the inspiration behind many of my beads and beaded creations. My studio was originally the homestead's smokehouse. Built in 1934 from native Tennessee timber, we converted it to my work area shortly after we arrived in the Volunteer State. I've also been fortunate enough to attend the Appalachian Center for the Crafts as well as the Penland Craft School. In addition, I've studied flameworking with such well known artisans as Emilio Santini, Ken Rudolph, Kim Osibin, Stephanie Houston, Deana Dove Pearson and Sylivie Lansdown.
My work has been featured in such publications as Jewelry Crafts, Beadwork Stringing magazine, Step by Step Kids Jewelry projects, Making Designer Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry, Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry.