After years and years of working with textiles, I was utterly surprised to find myself falling in love with jewelry making. It started innocently enough: I went to a bead store in search of square mother of pearl beads to adorn a fiber piece. One thing led to another and now I love making jewelry. Now my stash of textiles is sharing studio space with crystals, gems, lustrous pearls, sterling silver, copper, and more. I have also been experimenting with the torch and traditional silversmith techniques, so do stick around if you'd like to share the journey.