I am a maker of mixed metal and media jewelry. I grew up in a house with a mother who was a dressmaker. As a child, I was exposed to all kinds of beautiful exotic fabrics. I still have vivid memories of particular fabrics. I think this is where I fell in love with color and texture. I particularly love the simplicity of african tribal design. I create textures using a rolling mill, stamping or making original textures with my Silhouette. I use gemstones and/or polymer clay to add color to my designs.