Classic, contemporary jewelry
Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, I am now lucky to live on beautiful Cape Cod with my artist husband, Don, and our lab mix rescue, Alto.
Semi-precious stones and fresh water pearls are my favorite jewelry components. It is very satisfying to work with these beautiful beads to create a piece that is stylish, easily wearable, and unique.
What inspires me? Everything! All of Mother Nature – sky, sea, rocks, trees; all of the arts - musical, visual, literary….. most of all, the beads themselves. Each one is beautiful in its own right, but it is my combination of stones and/or pearls that allow each bead to be showcased at its best.
My background as a systems analyst in the IT industry and my artistic aesthetic give me the discipline to continually redesign each piece of jewelry until I’ve achieved harmonious blend and cohesion. Plus that’s the most fun!
I also play percussion and keyboard in several town bands and the local orchestra. Just as in jewelry making, I enjoy the process of bringing together of all the components for a satisfying performance.
PS - I want to give a nod to my husband’s art– check out his website http://inkpainter.vpweb.com