My Story

I'm a simple girl from a small town in Ohio living in a beautiful coastal town in Florida. I'm married to my very supportive high school sweetheart and we have a beautiful cat, Hula. I studied interior design in college and after several career reincarnations I am now here, living the unexpected life of jewelry designer and absolutely LOVING it!!! This blog chronicals my journey through this wild and exhilarating and sometimes exasperating world of jewelry making from idea to fruition!

Update: Here we are 6 years later and I'm very happy to report that things are going well! I have a thriving shop on Etsy, my own website, I show occasionally at local art/craft shows, and my work is now available at Old Florida Gallery and Outdoor Center in Englewood FL! So follow along... it's getting very interesting!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Me a teacher...

I have had several people not only suggest that I teach jewelry making and also ask me to teach them.  I feel as though I have only scratched the surface of designing jewelry myself, so the thought of teaching is a bit terrifying, I wouldn't even know where to begin.  However, when discussing this with a friend she reminded me that passing on my own knowledge will lead to learning from my students as well.  Needless to say, I am considering it, but I'm also not in any way closer to actually holding class and I know that the path will be laid in front of me if that is where I am to go.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Although I have been quite ill for the better part of a month, first with food poisoning then a nasty chest cold, I have still managed to complete a few items on my ever-growing checklist!  The biggest accomplishment being my application submission to the 2010/11 season of local art & craft shows, with  5 entries and locations throughout Sarasota county, plus a confirmed date for the Stoneybrook at Venice FALL FESTIVAL (Nov. 5th for 11-3pm).  Now I must work feverishly to increase my stock of jewelry, not to mention focus on listing items on my sites!