Before I loved jewelry, I loved rocks. I love learning about them, looking for them, finding, cutting, polishing, and setting them in their jewelry. Stones tell a story about where they are from, who found them, who set them, and eventually, their wearer.
I have taken metalsmithing classes with Fredericka Kulicke and Marilynn Nicholson and apprenticed in lapidary work with Bill Gangi. I gather stones from all over the country, from gem shows and by collecting them myself.
I do my work out of a small cabin in the woods just outside of Charlottesville, VA. Halla