Creating jewelry has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a child playing with my grandmother’s costume jewelry and studying the designs of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s - becoming familiar with the beads and stones I found the building blocks to use to fulfill my creative urges. In school I was the girl who made the beaded safety pins with school colors for sneakers and created polymer clay pendants for sale at rock concerts. Combining my interests in the arts as I grew up, I attended art camp in Dover, MA , classes at the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, MA and the Danforth Museum in Framingham, classes at the Art Institute of Boston culminating in a degree in graphic design.
My interests in nature, painting, music and art history have influenced my subject matter as I worked in various fields - floral design, graphic designer, administrative assistant to a fashion consultant. Assisting the fashion consultant in her business has given me first hand knowledge of the tastes of her clients who are career women - CEOs and TV anchors etc. They want the piece that tastefully stands out - the unique , the piece with a special meaning.