When I was growing up, I adored sitting on the floor of my grandmother’s bedroom and playing in the drawers where she kept her costume jewelry. Aladdin’s treasure! As the years went by I began to buy jewelry from craft fairs, restringing jewelry I already had and so forth. One day I came to a fork in the road: either I went on buying pieces of jewelry until I went broke or ran out of closet space, or I took classes, bought supplies and made pieces to sell. Choosing the latter has allowed me to focus on the wonderful accidents of nature that give us such beautiful stones in fascinating variation and putting them together in ways that flatter the wearer. It gives me great joy to make my pieces. Please allow me to share that joy with you.