I began creating artistic stuff at age 10 creating embroidered pictures, and later, textile art sculpture. As a young adult I traveled across the country doing craft shows, and in the process, learned all kinds of crafty stuff: clothing construction, woodworking, metal soldering and leather tooling.
I made my way back to my then-home (Northern California), where I finally managed to get an education and a real job, as a paste-up girl in a newspaper. Nothing is all bad, though, because in that newspaper job I learned computers, journalism and graphic design on the fly, which I figured could serve me well in the future.
I did that for as long as I could stand it, then in 2009, I started creating jewelry, using chainmaille, wire-wrapping and hand-forging techniques, just to have some fun. My friends kept having me make them stuff and I started thinking bigger. Now I offer my own designs (and some great rip-offs of stuff I’ve seen) featuring men's and women's chainmaille, forged copper, brass and silver pieces and my new techniques of metal repousse and stone setting.
I first visited Williams back in 1994 on a group motorcycle trip and it became a favorite place. I moved to Williams in early 2013 and reside in town with my best friends, Jack, a 28-year-old Great-Billed parrot; Ginger Pye the puppy and my cat, Twy.