Life is too Short for Boring Jewelry...
My interest in art and wildlife has been in my DNA since I was born. I grew up in Northern Michigan and Southern Florida, surrounded by beautiful landscapes filled with wonderful wild things. I turned my curiosity for all things animal into action by dedicating my life to preserving wild spaces. My art reflects that.
Beadkeepers came to life about 8 years ago, working with my sister, Lynn McGovern, an amazing glass bead designer. I branched out on my own, discovering my own voice in creating unusual art jewelry incorporating natural and collected found objects, antiquities, botanicals, anything that caught my eye. I am a collector of the unusual, including bone, hide, photographs, you name it, and incorporate all of this and more in my work.
I like to tell stories, and my designs are often inspired by a a short story or poem I have written. My influences are the natural world, and my work reflects my passion for wildlife and saving what remains of nature.
You can find out more about the work I do in the "real world" at the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, www.rarespecies.org.
I am a conservation biologist and jewelry designer. I create art and jewelry to raise funds and awareness for the wildlife conservation programs of the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, www.rarespecies.org.
I am also influenced by folklore and mythology, and many of my designs come with original short stories written by me.
Art and nature are one and the same to me--you cannot have one without the other. The designs you will find here are unlike any other and are usually singular pieces--one-of-a-kind or limited series. Thanks so much for visiting my shop, where every purchase helps support wildlife conservaton around the globe.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
I use recycled packaging whenever possible, but rest assured, no matter how beat-up the outside packaging appears, I try to package each individual item as carefully as I can.