I became enchanted with stone and metal many years ago, and have been working with them ever since. In recent years, I have expanded my passion by adding the primal element of heat, taking torch to metal. Working with silver, copper, brass, and bronze, I incorporate my own molten vision into my jewelry with hand-created metal beads, fused metal forms, silver chains, and charcoal-cast bronze and silver. Many of these are combined with beautiful and unusual cabochons and beads acquired over the years; others stand alone as unique and lovely creations. In more whimsical moments, I combine metal with found objects and my own hand-made paper to create playful earrings and other pieces.