I am originally from Michigan and have always had a love of art and design. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing. As a military spouse, I've had the opportunity for world travel and have lived many places in the United States with my husband and son. In 2005, I moved with my family to South Korea for two years.
Living in Asia was a great experience. I was able to travel to Beijing, China to the famous Hongqiao Pearl Market. As an artist, my eyes were opened to the limitless design possibilities of working with pearls and gemstone beads. Back in Korea, I learned the classic art of stringing pearls. I also took advantage of the jewelry supply market in Seoul for gemstone beads and findings. A trip to Cambodia offered further inspiration.
At first I just made designs for myself, but when my…
- Joined August 15, 2008