Who doesn't have old keys that are in a junk drawer? Got old maps or comic books taking up space? Have a jar of Grandma's old buttons? For some its just junk to be discarded. For me, it is inspiration. I turn ordinary objects into something new, giving them a new purpose and creating something unique.
I've always been a creative person. I come by it naturally. My mother had a ceramic shop when I was growing up. I had a paintbrush in my hand before I could walk! My father had a gift for woodcarving and whittling. A few years ago I saw a necklace a woman had made from all the credit cards she had paid off and an idea was born. What if I used recyclable items to make jewelry? I started with credit cards, can tabs, guitar picks maps, and more. Now nothing is off limits! I look at everything as a possibility. I often say that I have more ideas than time. I also do costume jewelry repairs, such as bead re-stringing, new clasps, and even redesigning an old piece into something completely different. Just email me with any questions, comments, or feedback.