hi - I am a wildland firefighter with the USFS - I make jewelry in my spare time and am hoping to become full-time someday. I currently have my items on consignment in 4 galleries and am obsessed with making chain. I have no formal training except for a few months of apprenticeship in Santa Fe and 2 (one-day) workshops (1 in silversmithing, the other in PMC). I buy a lot of books. I have been to the Tucson Gem Show 3 times now - it is my "happy place".