About Me

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I’ve always been interested in crafts since learning to sew as a young girl.  With crafts, I began to realize that I could do just about anything I set my heart on. 

Early in high school I began sewing my own dresses and clothes.  Later, a pottery creation of mine won a blue ribbon at the local National Scholastic Art Show.  Being featured on the evening news shows was a big thrill.  It's hard for me to remember when arts and crafts wasn't a big part of my life, but I guess that was the beginning.

As a young mother, I made toys, dolls and stuffed animals for my daughter and nieces.  When she left for college, I found a new interest in creating dollhouse miniatures.  Genealogy also helped fill the void and is still a passion of mine today. 

As my genealogy work slowed, I started designing and making jewelry during a winter vacation in Arizona with my sisters.  Jewelry design led me to a technique called lampworking for making glass jewelry beads.  With help and encouragement from a special lady, I overcame my fear of the lampworker’s torch and was on my way.  Several other area lampworking artists also encouraged and led me to create with glass.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit here.