I am an eclectic individual having a love for many wildly different interests. In the fall of 1985, I made my first piece of jewelry in the recreation center at Ft. Hood Texas while serving in the US Army. With no experience at all I managed, under a friends direction, to make a piece that was very simple.
this was my first introduction to what would later become a passion. A few years later, after leaving the service and moving to Madison WI., friends started asking for unique and quality pieces. Because of this, I decided to pursue custom jewelry as a career.
I was lucky to be running my own shop for several years so that I could bring my own passion for jewelry to others.
Now retired with neurological issues, Jewelry is mostly a hobby again.
When I am working I am is actively involved with The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), researching historical jewelry manufacturing processes and techniques. I also keep current with other jewelers at the Ganoksin Project.