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A little about myself. I'm an artist. A person who creates is an artist.No matter what the medium. and I've worked with many. I love making jewelry, I started doing so because I couldn't always find what I wanted.

While in college I took all the art classes available. Tho, there were accidents. In of all places in the metal jewelry class. Accidents, let's see, where do I start? Once my very long hair got wrapped up all the way to my skull on a wire polishing brush attachment on a bench grinder. But I fought the good fight and broke that shaft right out of the grinder with my neck and shoulder muscles, and to this day I live with pain in my neck and back from that injury. Then there was my hair, oh let's not go there.

One day I was sitting at a table, a ring wedged in a huge iron vise. The vise was loose and about to fall off the…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 28
  • Joined August 10, 2009

Favorite materials

Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Czech Crystals, Lampworked Glass Beads, Gem Stones, Gold, and Silver

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About

A little about myself. I'm an artist. A person who creates is an artist.No matter what the medium. and I've worked with many. I love making jewelry, I started doing so because I couldn't always find what I wanted.

While in college I took all the art classes available. Tho, there were accidents. In of all places in the metal jewelry class. Accidents, let's see, where do I start? Once my very long hair got wrapped up all the way to my skull on a wire polishing brush attachment on a bench grinder. But I fought the good fight and broke that shaft right out of the grinder with my neck and shoulder muscles, and to this day I live with pain in my neck and back from that injury. Then there was my hair, oh let's not go there.

One day I was sitting at a table, a ring wedged in a huge iron vise. The vise was loose and about to fall off the table, wish someone had told me.. It chose my moment, me the artist. File in one hand and solder iron in the other, in the most intricate of moments, it fell. Pain shot through me like electricity. Not a toe nail nor hair follicle was spared. Relief was sudden I blacked out from the pain, but it was momentary. My leg was turning shades of purple, blue, and black as fast as I could speak. It looked like the leg of someone else, though, But I was the one being helped to stand, then to walk. But let's not linger.

I had to show the instructor I was not a wimp. He had said 70% of us would quit before the end of the semester, I was not going to be one of the 30% of losers.I might go out on a gurney but it would be at the end of the semester.

I always thought it would be my hair going up in flames started by the torch, but soon I was getting the hang of these jewelry making tools and the accidents, although didn't stop completely, they were merely less severe.

The other art mediums I've dabbled in through the years have been far better for my health. like oil painting, calligraphy, wood working (bird houses, frames), macrame, and so much more, never have caused me so much pain although I would say that I suffer for my art.

By the way I was born in Nevada, (and that is pronounced Nevada with a long A sound on the middle A) Iowa, lived in Maxwell , Iowa. Moved to Calif. when I was 9. Lived in Tracy CA. until 5 yrs ago I now live in Lodi, Cal. (N. Ca)

I hope that you feel a little closer to me now. No matter how I may "suffer for my work" I love what I do. I don't use a torch anymore and the world is probably a safer place for it. I wear goggles when I use my saws, and when I paint I try not to breath the fumes of the paint thinner and such. But give up on my art and my creativity, no way. If I did that I never would have learned that I'm ambidextrous.

I hope that you enjoy my jewelry and if you have any questions you can convo me at etsy. I hope soon to have a section in my shop for my paintings. So thank you for coming and please come back again, real soon..

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