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: 57
Summer on Southport: 228
The Great Midwest Art Fest: 18
Art at the Glen Town Center: 228
Third Ward Art Festival: 82