Several years ago, I walked into a local bead shop and walked out hooked on beading. I began as self-taught. My passion for beading design has had me travel from San Francisco to San Diego, Maui, Hawaii, and most recently San Antonio, Texas to continue learning an art form that touches my heart. I have an intuitive sense of how to blend colors and combine exquisite crystals, pearls, gemstones, and glass to create beaded works of art. My style tends to be classic rather than trendy and casual to elegant. My goal with every piece of jewelry I create is to make the wearer look and feel beautiful. I work from my studio in Salinas where I live with my husband and when not beading another passion is spending time with my three lovely grandchildren.