I have been designing and making jewelry for more than 25 years. At first I created small items as gifts, and my supply of beads and tools fit into a small tackle box. Soon, however, I began to create larger and more elaborate pieces, and my collection of beads and related materials quickly expanded. I am fascinated by the almost limitless variety of beads, as well as the rich history of their manufacture and use from prehistoric times to the present. I like to hunt for old jewelry and other components to recycle/repurpose. In my work, I typically combine new, antique, and vintage beads and components of differing texture, material, and origin. All of my work is hand-made, and most pieces are one-of-a-kind.