My inspiration comes from nature and depending on the season: I look out to a green meadow and tree lined creek surrounded by flowers or a big expanse of snowy trees. I live out in the beautiful country called the Palouse in North Idaho. I moved to Moscow, Idaho from LA in 1992 and is a gorgeous place to live.
I love working with freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, swarovski crystals and unique beads that I find in my travels.
I've been working with fused glass starting with earrings and now larger dishes and platters and I LOVE the surprises that occur. I am never sure exactly what will happen with any one piece, so every time I open the kiln there is a surprise in store for me! Sometimes it's a good surprise and sometimes not so much....
I hope you enjoy my designs; each of them is made with materials that speak to me, whether its the color, the texture, or just how "sparkly" it is when I see it.