I began by combing flea markets for beads and raiding
the “broken jewelry stashes” of friends and
family and stringing them on ribbons. Then I discovered
that there was
an entire industry of serious bead collecting from all
over the world! I found many precious glass beads that
I could combine
with rich and vibrant color palettes of ribbons and cords.
beaded jewelry is handmade almost exclusively from textiles
and natural stringing materials. I use imported
glass beads and crystals and some vintage beads. No two pieces
are exactly the same although color palettes may be similar.
I fashion unusual closures of imported buttons and beads.
My style ranges from bohemian chic to bold and glitzy. These
look as good with jeans and a T-shirt as they do with eveningwear.
my jewelry to appeal to women who don’t
want to look like everyone else. Women who want to stand
out and have their jewelry speak for them. As a middle-aged
it has been important to me to fight the invisibility of
creeping age. I believe one way to do that is to wear bold
accessories. My designs speak to me and to the rest of the
world, they say “out of my way, I am still here, look
at me!” They
are one-of-a-kind, unique pieces of art that won’t
let you fade into the woodwork and will make you feel confident
you are beautiful and in the world!
My studio is located in northern New Jersey.