I live in Alberta Canada and have been making jewelry of some kind for 10 years. I was a decorative painter and had a business faux painting and stenciling before beads came into my life. I am presently learning how to make lampwork beads. I love beadweaving and becoming engrossed in trays of vibrant colors of seed beads. I enjoy wireworking as I find I can take out my frustrations with a hammer and to see a simple straight piece of wire take shape with texture and patina is fascinating to me. My preferred materials are natural gemstones, pearls, lampwork beads, copper and sterling silver wire and vintaj brass. I like to accent with swarovski crystals by adding a dangle or two to my finished pieces. I just started selling my jewelry on Etsy so please visit me there.