I began making jewelry about 20 years ago when my boyfriend noted how much much money I routinely spent buying jewelry and casually mentioned that it might be more economical if I just made my own. I started with a casting class at a local community arts center and from there on I'm pretty much self taught. I like to experiment with new techniques and try new things. Some are more successful than others. Making jewelry went from hobby to obsession when I did a stint working for Anthony Nak in their start-up days. I have nothing but admiration for their work - it is truly divine! But, I quickly realized that I wanted to design my own stuff - not produce someone else's designs.
Over the years I've worked a number of jobs in the arts (graphic designer & freelance illustrator)and healthcare (in a psych facility and several large hospitals)to support my obsession with buying shiny colored rocks and making things with them.
I now have a website at www.echomoonjewelry.com. Check them out if you get a chance. You can also find me on FACEBOOK. Follow me on Twitter.
Current Residence: Maine, U.S.A.
Favourite genre of music: metal, rock, blues