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I have always been involved with the arts of all kinds. When I was young my Mom chose day care and summer camps that had my 2 loves: crafts and horses. I learned to ride when I was 3 years old (purchased my own horses at 20) and began exploring more advanced fiber arts and enameling in the 4th & 5th grades.

Since then I have pursued a degree in metals & jewelry design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I began dyeing and screen printing fabric, wool and yarn for a minor in fiber. I used the elements of those processes, and discovered techniques to apply them to metal, creating a unique style that I then had to opportunity to teach to others. For more of my background information, see my Linkedin profile.

I am also focusing part of my creative energy on dyeing yarn and fiber for knitting as well as custom crafted colorways for skeins of yarn. In the…

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  • Born on June 14
  • Joined March 9, 2008

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metal, yarn, silk, wood, industrial machines

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I have always been involved with the arts of all kinds. When I was young my Mom chose day care and summer camps that had my 2 loves: crafts and horses. I learned to ride when I was 3 years old (purchased my own horses at 20) and began exploring more advanced fiber arts and enameling in the 4th & 5th grades.

Since then I have pursued a degree in metals & jewelry design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I began dyeing and screen printing fabric, wool and yarn for a minor in fiber. I used the elements of those processes, and discovered techniques to apply them to metal, creating a unique style that I then had to opportunity to teach to others. For more of my background information, see my Linkedin profile.

I am also focusing part of my creative energy on dyeing yarn and fiber for knitting as well as custom crafted colorways for skeins of yarn. In the future I will be adding custom dyed fabrics for quilting and sewing related crafts, custom colorways of wool batts and exotic fibers for spinning & felting. Be on the look-out!

As a metalsmith and silversmith creating sterling jewelry is both ecstacy and agony. The agony comes in when your beautiful shiny treasure develops a layer of tarnish. It's just the nature of the beast but it can be frustrating. Check out my blog because I have posted a trade secret for cleaning your jewelry that is safe for delicate stones and pearls too.

"How to Clean your Tarnished Silver Jewelry the Fast, Cheap and Easy Way"

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