After a long career as a college professor at UNCW, I turned to my long-time interest in jewelry making. In college, I worked for a silversmith and learned the rhythm and bones of jewelry-making, but it was only in retirement that I focused on developing my own skills. I began with beading and wire work, and graduated to working with metals. I love the process of using enamel on copper to create color and interest on organic shapes. My favorite skill is soldering with silver to create earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Lately, I have been working with setting precious stones in rings and earrings. I am happy to share my products with my friends and the community and would be honored to participate in the American Craft Walk in Wilmington.