I have been designing jewelry since I was 16 years old. I had my first experience selling my work in 10th grade at a craft fair held at my school. Since then, I knew it was my calling (or passion or another word). After graduation, I went on to study fine art at Carnegie Mellon University. There I had the opportunity to take jewelry design classes.
Through the kind support of my family, I was then fortunate enough to have the ultimate artistic opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy. There I studied jewelry, sculpture, painting and Italian culture while traveling Italy. This amazing experience further fueled my addiction to jewelry and specifically beads. My passion became making and buying beads, and designing necklaces that showcased beautiful beadwork.
Jewelry is truly my passion (or joy, or another word). Fortunately, I have met Michael Fortune, my wonderful husband,…
- Born on December 29
- Joined October 16, 2007