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I first began stringing beads together as a 10 year old hobbyist, completely unaware that fate would grant me the joy of making it into a rewarding career. After years of experimenting with various styles and techniques I discovered the endless possibilities of combining wire and beads. In 2000 I pounced at the opportunity to make a career out of my all consuming passion. The main element of my work is nickel-free stainless steel wire, the most versatile of wires; many people have allergies to nickel and other metals. Beads are to me are like candy is to a child and I use glass, sea glass, wood and semi precious stones in my work. I never use any adhesives or glues, just wire, which allows each piece to look organic, and be special and unique. Walking with my beautiful dogs on beaches, I’ve collected an abundance of sea glass over the years. I feel so energized creating wearable art derived from something our ocean has recycled. I’ve always had a passion for individuality and so all pieces are one of a kind! Being a proud Maritimer born and raised in the Halifax area I was honoured to be made a juried member of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, a position I’ve held since September 2001. I’m blessed with a wonderful life living on the eastern shore, and career that continues to challenge and inspire me. This allows my work to endlessly evolve. I love expressing myself through jewellery and sharing this joy with the world