By the 3rd grade, I'd begun a business I would eventually name "Uniquorn Crafts," making enameled jewelry and beads. I continued the work through my teen years before turning my focus to theater, though I never gave up my love of shiny, beautiful gemstones and bits of metal.
Years later, I found Annemarie Ciuffini teaching at Brookfield Craft Center, in Brookfield, CT. Her enthusiasm and ability to encourage her students' freedom to design as they chose thoroughly revived my interest. I have since studied with Raychel Wengenroth, Joy Raskin, Joanne Conant, John Cogswell, and numerous others, and teach at both Brookfield Craft Center and the Silvermine Arts Center.