Life is full of lots of choices.
Following your dreams is not always the easy road. It takes a lot of determination and hard work. Some days are not easy. Love and passion and sweat – and sometimes tears. Doing what you love is all of that. It’s also satisfying to know you can brighten the world a little bit, make other people happy with this energy.
This is part of what drives me and why I have been creating jewelry for almost 25 years. Professionally trained as a metalsmith (silver and gold smithing) at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I know my shit.
My training was rigorous and challenging. I spent several years learning old school techniques as well as modern. I particularly loved the old way of hand fabricating. Studying her-story in art and her-storical jewelry were very influential to my life as well. I have a firm belief that being self-taught can only start with a firm foundation in a good education.