I've worked as a decorative painter for the last 10 years and have loved the whole process. 3 years ago during a slow painting period I had the time to start experimenting with making jewelry. It was something I had actually wanted to try for years, so I took the plunge and haven't looked back since then! I love working with bold and colorful beads, and feel I have a unique eye when it comes to putting them together. I began working with copper and sterling wire also and totally enjoying learning another skill and adding a new component to my pieces. My goal now is to get more involved in metalwork and to also make my own beads. I do have 2 teenage girls, a husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats, so it may take me awhile, but someday it will happen. In the meantime, I will still keep creating whenever I can!