Thank you for wanting to know a bit more "about me" by clicking on this page. I have a philosophy and a "reason" for creating my jewelry and showing it to others, besides a monetary desire to assist after my retirement. My mother passed away on November 21, 2002 at 6:15am. For 4 years before that, I was a caregiver for her, 91 years old, and suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. At the beginning of April, 2002, the difficult decision was made to admit her to a nursing home where the staff was much better equipped to handle her care, her loss of memory and her deteriorating condition. I will never stop making jewelry and offering it to the public. I understand about stress, and worry, and concern, and I believe that when we can, IF we can, we should attempt to give back some of the ways we have found personally to endure our own particular stresses in life. So, I share with you some of my reasons for designing jewelry. I especially enjoy answering questions for new beaders to help you find your own little piece of creativity - I think all of us have some inside just waiting for the venue to release it. I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have stood behind me, pushed me in some cases, and supported me through the purchase of my jewelry and auction items. I hope to always stay in touch with you. And to those of you who are just discovering my website and find my creations pleasing, I thank you for your purchases. That gives me the motivation to continue to create.