Warm greetings from California!
I'm a solo jewelry designer working from my studio in Los Gatos, California. I love natural gemstones and art glass, Czech glass, color, and pattern. After accumulating too much material for my own use, I began making pieces for others. My first Open Studio was in 2017. It was successful and reaffirming, and the rest is (recent) history.
From an artistic standpoint, I thrive on designing individually unique pieces. Some come together quickly; some ideas percolate for awhile, and others are made, taken apart and redesigned or just set aside until a new idea comes along. Although most pieces are one-off, others do come in various color combinations because when the design is successful, I love re-exploring different color combinations. Take a look the Skeleton Key earrings or the Czech glass bracelets and you'll see what I mean.
On a personal note, I'm a married mother of two beautiful daughters, and new grandmother too! My daughters are my best fans and critics--even though one doesn't wear any jewelry but her wedding rings. And Mr. Blue Orb is my best artistic supporter. He paints while I make jewelry (his work can be seen here), offers an occasional thumbs up on a work in progress, and particularly enjoys coming up with creative names for my pieces.
I hope you enjoy my work!