I was raised in Wisconsin along the beautiful St. Croix River. At the University of Wisconsin I studied art and earned my Bachelors degree. Because of my longing for creative expression I started working with stained glass in 2000 while living in St. Paul MN. Due to personal experiences of Sept. 11th I re-prioritized my life and moved to Montana in 2002. In the fall of 2003 I left my 15 year career in the graphic arts industry to study Fine Arts at Montana State University. This is where I developed my interest in jewelry making. In 2004 I brought my love of glass and jewelry together to create a line of beautiful wearable art. After the local glass recycling program ended I started using salvaged bottles as well. I personally design and cold-work each piece of jewelry. Stained glass is wrapped in copper foil and soldered with a lead-free alloy. Salvaged bottles are hand cut ground smooth and drilled to affix findings.
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park, Summer on Southport, Third Ward Art Festival, The Great Midwest Art Fest
Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park: 57
Summer on Southport: 228
The Great Midwest Art Fest: 18
Art at the Glen Town Center: 228
Third Ward Art Festival: 82