My earliest memories of jewelry making are stringing beads with the much "older" (...she was all of 16 at the time) artsy lady in my neighborhood. I was delighted to be invited on a regular basis to these little bead fests where we would string colorful "love bead" necklaces and bracelets while listening to the Beatles, Cat Stevens, etc. and drinking herbal tea....it was sheer bliss!
For the past decade, I have turned my artistic efforts toward designing uniquely beautiful, one-of-a-kind polymer clay and metal jewelry pieces not only to unleash my creativity - but as a vehicle to practice "mindfulness" or the state of truly being in the moment. With the hectic workday routine and our culture's emphasis on multi-tasking, appreciating the present moment can be a rare treat.
I am a chemist by training who has always loved...
- Born on August 6
- Joined March 12, 2009