I am a mom, nurse, dog owner, and jewelry designer. I love to vacation in the mountains where there is no cell phone access., I love sandy beaches and the ocean air. One of my favorites places is Sawtooth National Forest near Sun Valley Idaho. It is never crowded and full of really fun hikes, lakes, and has lots of ghost towns to explore. I love to make jewelry and design new pieces out of found objects. I love dogs and have a German Wirehair, that was adopted-He came with the name Hank. I only have one son at home and both daugters will be married soon. I am married to a great guy who loves to hunt and fish, Most of all he love me!
The seahorse dreams necklace is in the July 2010 issue of Belle Armoire Artistic Clothing and Accessories. The picture is more gray then the actual necklace which is done in verdigris green patina. All the little links where made by hand and the resin filled bezel has tiny seashells inside. The book like cover opens up to reveal vintage papers inside. The sterling findings are from Bali beads (tiny fish and seashell). I had lots of fun creating this necklace that reminds me of the days I spent at Agate beach in northern California. I spent three days there collecting agates that washed up on shore. I am sure my family had finally thought I had lost it, as I collected these little semiprecious stones. I guess I looked a little silly as I did not want to leave. Why should I have to when all of these stones where just ripe for the picking? I hope to go back there someday, if I can get the family to take me. Hopefully they don't remember how I acted. I love to create jewelry and this is one of my favorite pieces. I am waiting to get it back from the magazine so I can wear it.