always been interested in crafts since learning to sew as a young girl. With
crafts, I began to realize that I could do just about anything I set my heart
Early in high school I began sewing my own dresses and clothes. Later, a
pottery creation of mine won a blue ribbon at the local National Scholastic Art
Show. Being featured on the evening news shows was a big thrill. It's hard for
me to remember when arts and crafts wasn't a big part of my life, but I guess
that was the beginning.
young mother, I made toys, dolls and stuffed animals for my daughter and
nieces. When she left for college, I found a new interest in creating dollhouse
miniatures. Genealogy also helped fill the void and is still a passion of mine
my genealogy work slowed, I started designing and making jewelry during a winter
vacation in Arizona with my sisters. Jewelry design led me to a technique called lampworking for making glass jewelry
beads. With help and encouragement from a special lady, I overcame my fear of the lampworker’s torch and was on my way.
Several other area lampworking artists also encouraged and led me to create with
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