I am a metalsmith at heart. Living at the very tip of the Thumb of Michigan my studio overlooks Lake Huron. I don't see much of the lake while working because I am a night owl, studio lights are usually on until 3am.
I started out as an art teacher for middle school students, LOVED that. Then transitioned into a career as a Project Manager for software companies, yes a right brain applies exceptionally well.
I moved to the tip of the Thumb to help with aging parents and needed something to keep me out of trouble. I started with beads and made the transition to metals about 6 years ago. I love it!
I tell customers that I have a case of ADHD in the studio because I can never settle of one form of jewelry making. I am constantly exploring new techniques, materials and ideas.
The one constant I have always heard about my jewelry is that customers will be stopped on the street, in a restaurant, or at work, by people asking where they bought their jewelry or just to tell them how much they love it. "Jewelry to be Noticed"!