My journey actually began with a terribly impulsive decision. While waiting tables, an extremely rude customer prompted me to spontaneously quit my waitress job. In a moment of pure desperation, I decided to start selling my jewelry.
As I fell more and more in love with the process of making, a whole new path was born. I dropped out of graduate school and signed up for a metals class. I was hooked. Like, obsessively, starry eyed hooked. I found myself fascinated by the ancient techniques of metalsmithing, connecting me to a lineage of metalsmiths who have gone before me. My fascination with stones, color and ancient designs only grew stronger.
From there, I went on to achieve a degree as a goldsmith, giving me the skills needed to make all the beautiful things floating around in my head.