Hi, I've been making jewelry for almost all my life (started at 14) and been making a living exclusively from it for close to 20 years. I am mostly self taught with a few quickie courses thrown in over the years. Until recently (in fact today in our one year anniversary)I spent most of my time setting treasure coins (set my first one in 1977) and have been closely connected to the Mel Fisher enterprises (Terra Firma Fleet: the Atocha and the Margarita and the 1715 Plate Fleet). A little over a year ago I partnered with 5 other women and we opened a gallery in Key West, Florida. 1100SoDu Gallery. I now get to play! Though I still mount coins they are not nearly as gratifying as creating an original piece. I love our gallery! My website is under construction and is constantly getting tweaked so please give it some leeway in professionalism!