What inspires you as a designer-artist? I am most inspired by nature and my native Texas heritage.
What medium do you work with mostly? I work with copper, sterling, semiprecious gemstones, Czech glass and vintage components.
Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making? I love working with metal and the texture, color and richness of stone. I'm also a sucker for most things vintage, whether they are fine antiques or roadside junk ... I'm all about it!
Where and How do you sell your jewelry? I sell my designs online through my Etsy shop. I also travel to several vintage/junk markets throughout the year, including Texas Antiques Week, twice a year, where I set up in Warrenton, Texas in the Zapp Hall area.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? I call this one Gypsy Queen.
What inspired this design? Several things inspired this design. I am a huge fan of the television series Game of Thrones. This piece was mainly inspired by the character Khaleesi. She is brave, beautiful, caring and a true gypsy queen herself. The colors of turquoise and orange/peach have really spoken to me lately as well and they made their way into this design.
How did it come together? This design truly defined itself as I began working on it. There was never a set plan. I added elements and took others away until I was happy with it.