I have been making jewelry for twenty years. It started as a small obsession and
has steadily grown into the Seaside Duet that you see now. I have a keen interest in colors and textures - enjoy playing
with semiprecious stones, sea glass (naturally harvested), and metal. I am a musician and a mother. When my children were small, I could not
devote the hour plus to practicing without some sort of interruption -
and demand for immediate attention. I became a very frustrated
musician. So I picked up my beading and jewelry making, because I could
pick it up and leave it at a moment's notice, and have the work not
suffer. It was a way of staying creative without the frustration
attached. As the years went by, I became more enthralled with the
materials, and new techniques, and inspired by others.
My work, all handmade, consists of primarily one of a kind necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and variations on designs that I have developed. I enjoy working with customers on custom designs, including working on some necklaces for a wedding party. I have dabbled with some baubles: cell phone charms, wine charms, and car mirror charms, and you will find these on the site as well. I love incorporating my love of music into the "phrases" of my beaded work. Thank you for taking the time to peruse my website.