I have been making art and craft and playing with colour since a child and have found these activities essential to my well-being. As a certified craftaholic I dabbled in a wide variety of art and crafts including millinery, crazy patchwork, felting, marbling, mosaics and pastel and oil painting and more.
My jewellery creations began with playing with beads in the early 1990’s which lead me to silver smithing, then wire-wrapping and precious metal clay; a challenging medium with exciting possibilities. I have taken several short courses, but my skills are largely self-taught and I delight in continuing to learn new skills and techniques.
I am inspired by shape and pattern anywhere, from vines in the rainforest, bubbles in the sea, rain drops running down my windows, plants in my garden, architecture, poetry, and spiral forms, which are a recurring theme in my jewellery. I care about quality in both my materials and craftspersonship, incorporating recycled materials and that every piece of my jewellery is different. I never replicate a piece of jewellery; each piece will always be different, whether in shape, pattern or colour accent.