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Hi. I have been designing jewelry, beading and making small sculptures with natural materials for over 15 years. While the range from high end, elaborate jewelry and decorated rocks and desert driftwood is unusual, each item satisfies my creative urges.

I'm primarily self-taught but have spent time learning from local artists willing to share their techniques.

My work has been sold at the Tucson Museum of Art gift shop as well as in galleries in California and Arizona. Many of my pieces are in private collections across the country.

I live in Tucson, Arizona and am heavily influenced by our mountain and desert surroundings.

Most of my jewelry is one-of-a-kind or Limited Edition designer pieces featuring a variety of elements. These are eye catching pieces utilizing…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 18
  • Joined June 29, 2010

Favorite materials

beads, gemstones, rocks and minerals, river rocks, feathers, polymer clay and anything else that catches my attention

About

Hi. I have been designing jewelry, beading and making small sculptures with natural materials for over 15 years. While the range from high end, elaborate jewelry and decorated rocks and desert driftwood is unusual, each item satisfies my creative urges.

I'm primarily self-taught but have spent time learning from local artists willing to share their techniques.

My work has been sold at the Tucson Museum of Art gift shop as well as in galleries in California and Arizona. Many of my pieces are in private collections across the country.

I live in Tucson, Arizona and am heavily influenced by our mountain and desert surroundings.

Most of my jewelry is one-of-a-kind or Limited Edition designer pieces featuring a variety of elements. These are eye catching pieces utilizing unique combinations of semi-precious gemstones, pearls, sterling silver, gold-filled elements, natural stone, seed beads and fibers.

I also create small Totem figures, Spirit Stones and small sculptures using stones, clay, feathers, natural and glass elements, small pieces of desert driftwood and anything else that catches my eye. To many, these are small decorative objects: to others, these have metaphysical significance depending on the contents.

I've always heard that an artist should select one mode and perfect it. This is too limiting for me. I'm always looking for new things, new ideas, new materials and new skills. Each day is an adventure.

Inspiration comes from many sources; animals, plants, mountains, rocks and interesting people all trigger emotions and contribute elements to each piece both simple and elaborate.

Even though we live in an ever more technical society there will always be those who appreciate and enjoy quality, creative arts and crafts products. This is a natural expression of us as a society and of humankind as a whole. We should rejoice in our diversity and expand our horizons. What better way to do this than through individual artistic endeavors.


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