I have been creating art in some capacity for as long as I can remember, but I have been creating lampwork glass beads since 2005. I took my first class from Mary Karg in Loveland, OH, and never looked back! I have been on hiatus from lampworking as a business for the past three years, due to a battle with the big C. But I’ve kept busy with volunteering at my kids’ high school and doing web developement consulting. Now I’m once again turning my creative energies back to all things glass and jewelry-making!
I’m a native Texan, spent 14 years in Ohio, and moved to the Atlanta area in 2011. I’m a mother of two teenagers, a pilot’s wife, an artist, and a perfectionist.
I am a member of the ISGB, The International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Out of all of the artistic things I do, making glass beads is definitely the coolest, and I absolutely love it!
Formal and Otherwise
As a native Texan, I’m proud to say I am also a Longhorn! I received my BS in Advertising from the University of Texas in 1991- Hook ‘em Horns! In 1996 I received my MBA from St. Edward’s University in Austin. While a lot of my metal and jewelry skills are self-taught, I have also taken some fantastic classes from Expert Beadmakers in the industry such as Mary Karg, Tink Martin, Kim Fields, Brad Pearson, Jim Smircich, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, Trey Cornette, Melanie Moertel, Sylvie Lansdowne and, Jari Sheese. I have also taken cloisonne enameling from Ricky Frank, and a few jewelry classes at Spruill.