Hello, My name is Deanna, I live in a beautiful part of rural eastren Kentucky, near Natural Bridge State Park. 15 years ago, as a stay at home mom, I started in making jewelry as a beaded jewelry designer. As the years progressed I started teaching myself how to do silversmithing. I also like to cut and polish some of my own stones. I enjoy exploring what limits I can go with a metal, tourch and hammer in hand. I do more along the work of what is known as 'Art Jewelry' and love working with stones that have there own individual identites . I still consider myself in the stages of learning. No matter what street you go down in this profession there is a nook to be investigated. So it looks like I'm here for the long hall! Thanks for letting me chat.