I grew up in Sea Cliff, New York, but have lived in California for most of my adult life. I started making jewelry after taking some introductory classes in basic wire work, but didn’t get serious about it until I retired in 2006 from a demanding career as an executive assistant in San Francisco. I am drawn to manipulating (weaving, bending, sawing, soldering) sterling silver and copper, along with some beading. I try to create pieces that are unique, interesting and made with care and love. I feel great satisfaction when my pieces are worn with pride.
I always look forward to learning new jewelry-making techniques and have enjoyed classes at Silvera Studio in Berkeley, CA. My father was a professional architectural model maker who worked for many years for the well-known architect in Manhattan, Mr. I. M. Pei. Thankfully, I have inherited some of my dad’s cleverness with his hands, and am happiest when I’m creating fun pieces of jewelry! My father passed away many years ago, but when I’m working and get stuck, I silently ask him for assistance and usually figure out a solution. Thanks, Dad!