Actually this is wonderful because when I'm making jewelry I feel well enough to work. After a career as a licensed psychotherapist, teacher and consultant, I became very ill in January of 1999. I was 55 at the time. My whole life turned on a dime. Now 13 years later, I'm still disabled and a shut in - and, I have a strong spirit, a zest for life, wonderful friends, a loving kitty and a never-ending passion for designing and making jewelry.
Making eclectic jewelry is a challenge on many levels. I think that most of us who do it, do it because we really love designing pieces. On the Artist Statement page my website, I wrote about what making jewelry means to me. If I were to write again, I'd say the same thing.
Anyway, here are a few of my latest pieces. There's lots more to come in the days ahead.
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