I'm a southern Californian by way of Florida. A bit irreverent, artistic, and willing to jump a fence to find a new adventure.
Anything to do with the ocean, I love. I've been surfing for longer than I can say (or want to), and I'm a hopeless beachcomber. I found my first piece of sea glass years ago on the beach in Baja, Mexico while on a surf trip. Finding sea glass on the beaches all over the world connects me to the histories and mysteries of the past. I'm always asking, "Who used this glass?" "What's their story?"
I make jewelry for women who want to have an emotional connection to their jewelry. Women who are one-of-a- kind and want one-of-a-kind jewelry that brings them joy every time they wear it.
As the founder of the Metalsmiths in Florence workshop I get to combine my love for both metalsmithing and Italy inviting metalsmiths from all over the world to join me in Florence, Italy for a weeklong workshop learning all about gold from a master Florentine goldsmith. Wine is involved, and food, and art. Did I mention wine?
And even if you just want to travel to Florence, Italy and experience the city like a local, contact me and I can give you great recommendations on where to stay and what to do. I have some sweeeeet connections.