earliest memory I have of making jewelry is from when I was in eighth grade.  I used to make these beaded necklaces with acrylic beads and wire, and, in keeping a steady rotation of colors and patterns, it wasnít long before my classmates requested necklaces of their own.  The increasing pops of color that were being added into our navy and white uniforms drove the Catholic nuns up the wall.  It didnít take long for my necklaces to become banned from the school uniform.

     Learning how to create things with my hands has always been on the forefront of my mind.  From starting to make jewelry at 13 years old, to playing in bands since I was 14, to learning how to sew at 23, to helping restore interiors of old homes with my father at 27.  I am always eager to get my hands dirty.

     Born and raised in New York, all of my schooling and learning has taken place in the beautiful Northeast.   I attended SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York to pursue art and music for my undergraduate degree, and recently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with a degree in Jewelry Design.

    Currently, it's just me with two sleepy cats.