I have been a professional jeweler for 30 years. I attended the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the fall of 1974. At that time I was a studio art major specializing in print-making. In 1976 I began pursuing my jewelry interests by enrolling in a few classes through the local adult education program. While I have had some fundamental jewelry instruction, I am largely self-taught. In 1979 I joined the local Sunday art show, which is held every weekend throughout the year in Santa Barbara. It was here that I actively began selling my work. I am currently a member of this weekly show and you can find me there most Sundays in space 63 and 64 between the hours of 11am and 4pm. The show is located south of Sterns Wharf on Cabrillo Boulevard. Additionally, for 24 years each Christmas season I have been a participant in a local artists cooperative called The Yes Store.
In 1984 I submitted an entry to The International Art Competition Inc. and was awarded finalist recognition. In 1986 through 1988 I participated in the Southern Renaissance Faire held in Agoura Hills, California. During this time I was honored with the Masterpiece Award. My most recent show additions in California are the Contemporary Crafts Markets held in Santa Monica and San Francisco.
I continue to live and produce my jewelry art in Santa Barbara, California as I have for 30 years.
All of my jewelry inventory is 14 karat gold. The gemstones and pearls are genuine and of the highest quality. All of the pearls used are securely fastened in the settings with gold pins. I design and hand make each of these pieces personally and guarantee all of my work for years of wearing pleasure. I am happy to create special orders of many kinds and can often reuse gold and gemstones you may have. Please inquire. Besides 14 karat yellow gold, 18 karat yellow, 14 Karat white and 14 karat rose gold and sterling silver are also available upon request. Additionally, I size all of my rings to any size free of charge. I invite you to contact me by phone or email at my home studio with any questions you may have. Thank you for your interest in my work.