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"Salvage from the past to make life richer in the present” is my mantra. A BA in Theatre Education and 30 years in the classroom has provided me with years of creative expression in all areas of design. In 2007 transitioning from teaching
theatre to retirement came with some challenges. Desiring to channel creative energy, mixed with a little inspiration for the love of collecting antiques and vintage jewelry, sprinkled with a passion for fashion history all came together
in a blinding bolt of lightening when I began a new adventure creating repurposed jewelry.
I began taking jewelry and mixed media classes refining my style, which I describe as, Gypsy Vintage. In 2014, I was honored to be a member of the ICE Resin Creative Team. Recently I have been teaching jewelry arts and mixed media classes at CobbleStones Bead Shop in Beaumont, Texas. Joining the Artful Gathering Faculty is especially thrilling having been a participant for the last few years. It is an honor to be included among such esteemed artisans as the Artful Gathering Faculty.