Previously I was in direct sales with a popular Sterling silver company, and customers loved the product except for the fact that Sterling tarnished. I was aware of Argentium silver and that it is tarnish resistant, so I started metal classes for jewelry…and here I am today!

A lot has changed in my studio. I have a portable air conditioner to keep me cool in the summer! I am a multi-tasker so my work bench is crowded with works in progress. 

There is always a sketch pad and pencil nearby to draw ideas and determine measurements for a new item.

My ideas come from pictures, architecture, television, and/or an item will just pop into my head! That’s when I grab my sketch pad (they’re all over the house) and quickly sketch an idea. Sometimes a design will change during the process because I think of a different way to design the item. Or sometimes it develops into two items.

I love what I do! 

My home studio is in the garage. My husband misses his work bench and asks where his “stuff” is. Can’t imagine why!

My work bench is messy and crowded. I see 2 sketch pads in this photo… I guess I want to be sure I have enough paper for ideas, hmm.  I also have a solder bench for soldering.