Gilbert, AZ, United States
Other than jewelry? I love going to the flea market, bowling, listening to audio books, orange juice in my beer, and the way my house smells after cooking breakfast.
Skills and Techniques
Well, let me think..........I get up, wander around my home, look outside , (for about 8 months of the year it's too hot to actually GO out there, so I just look). Check email. Look at my work area, which is usually a mess. Think about ways to solve design issues. Usually I'm working on a couple of pieces at once. So, if I get stuck on one piece I can work on another idea. If I'm not actually in the process of making something I'm giving my sore eyes a rest. Thinking of new design ideas.
I love hammering, riveting, and torching (yes as a matter of fact I have singed my bangs, more than once. Not a cute look and the smell is foul). Sheet metal, leather, wire, fabric, lace, glass, wire, chain, crystals and stained glass, semi precious stones, shells, did I mention wire? Victorian, Gothic, steam punk, nature, Renaissance. Okay, I'm thinking that's probably enough for now.