What inspires you as a designer-artist? Living out West before getting Parkinson’s.
What materials do you most enjoy working with? Semi-precious stones/wood/metal.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? All My Wonderful Works
Share Your Background
When and how did you begin making jewelry/beading? When I lived out West I saw so many beautiful stones and started doing with my daughters.
Who introduced you to beading? My daughters and friends.
How did you discover Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®? My daughters told me about it.
What other hobbies do you have? I use to golf but due to my illness I no longer can. Beading fills lots of time and every year I have a big show and donate the money to either The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or the local Health Network in Racine, Wisconsin.
What role does jewelry-making play in your life? I am no longer mobile any more so this fills my day and makes people happy with all my creations.
Do you participate in any charity fundraisers? Yes like I said I donate all the money I make to help local organizations and to help find a cure for Parkinson’s.