I’ve always loved jewelry so decided to look into creating pieces of my own. After retirement, I had time to begin my career as a metalsmith, taking classes from beginning to advanced and afterwards technique classes to expand my design elements. In 2010, I began selling my work and have been doing shows and festivals and now have my jewelry in Particulars Gallery. I most often create one of a kind pieces; cuff bracelets, pendants, earrings and necklaces using sterling silver, argentium silver, copper, brass and gold. The techniques I enjoy are fold forming, stone setting, riveting, fusing, fabricating hinges, and setting stones. I enjoy being creative and making new and different pieces of jewelry and to make people happy.