My great joy in life (beside my family) is designing and creating simple, ageless, elegant jewelry that wears well with fine jewelry. To me, the quality of the piece reflects the quality of the materials used as well as the design and wearability. I love sparkle and employ Swarovski crystal and firepolished Czech glass in my work along with semi-precious gem beads. I make pieces that are unexpected and unusual in their combination of elements. I am inspired by the materials themselves and sometimes keep beads because I love them, until I find the piece in which to use them.