Ever since I was a child I loved to draw, paint, and make jewelry. I attended High School of Art and Design in NYC and then RISD where I received my BFA in Illustration. I worked in NYC in publishing, editorial and advertising. Clients include: Harper & Row, Chelsea House, Random House/Crown/Villard, MacMillan, Scholastic, Henry Holt, Puffin, Dell, Simon Schuster, St. Martins Press, Viking Penguin, Marvel, Seventeen, Games, Osha, Weekly Reader Corp... and more.
As a hobby I have always made jewelry. When I relocated to CT I started collecting beach stones, and that's when I started creating my latest designs for Beadhappy. And it seems that now I am.. STONE happy!
In the 80s, when I was working at Pearl Paint Art store in downtown NYC, I collected
plastic neon pieces from a Canal Street vendor (sooo 1980s).My love for making fun accessories and jewelry began with those pieces.
The bead board (above center) helps in centering focal beads, setting up the length of the necklace, and verifying the design's symmetry.
I LOVE working on my newest pieces. They are created with beach stones, beads, sea glass, and resin. I am also experimenting with polymer clay. I enjoy the versatility of this medium. It can be made to look like stone, glass, metal, gemstones, and pottery. It can be stamped, carved, and painted.
Let's see whats next! Thank you for viewing my site!