I truly love classy things. I am a constant treasure finder. Whether at Goodwill, Antique stores, Consignment boutiques, I love a one of a kind treasure.
I've earned a bachelor's degree in business management and organizational leadership; mother of a beautiful toddler girl; loves Oregon wine; lived and worked in London for a work exchange program through college.
What got you started crafting?
I started crafted as a little girl with my mother. I used to attend the women's craft night at our church with my mom and her friends. Growing up, my friends and I would meet up at my house and have craft time. It was a way to chat, gossip and relax with great friends. I have been beading for over 20 years making jewelry and most recently beaded wrapped serving ware. I enjoy sewing and painting as well. I get inspired looking through magazines, watching home and garden television, visiting museums, wineries and from the outdoors.
What is your source of inspiration?
My source of inspiration for my table jewels is to make them sparkle. The more they sparkle, the more special they are. And, when I entertain, I want my guests to feel special. It's like designing a beautiful piece of jewelry for your favorite little black dress, except, your little black dress is a table cloth. I enjoy a great glass of Oregon Pinor Noir served with some cheese and crackers. I want my products to look and feel like a great glass of wine. I guess that comes with living near the Dundee Hills of the Oregon Wine country.
What have you made recently?
Most recently, I made some beautiful wedding cake servers. I used clear glass beads, rhinestone jewels and wrapped them so beautifully. Weddings are so glamorous, I think the cake serving set needs to match the setting. I just loved them.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I currently sell my products on Etsy, vendor fairs, facebook and special orders.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
I feel handmade items are so elegant when classy. It means so much to give someone something that can't be duplicated. I love the instant gratification of seeing a piece completed and looking at it, then saying..."I made that?! I LOVE IT!" It feels so good to accomplish a work of art, no matter the size.