Hello! I'm so happy you're here!

I'm always looking for ways to mix my love of books with my love of beads!

As you might have already guessed, my life revolves primarily around two things: beads and books. Every day I'm writing, editing, reading, and/or designing jewelry. Occasionally I even remember to eat lunch.

If you want to know more about making your own jewelry, check out my jewelry how-to book titled Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Using Everyday Components. (If you're not a maker, no worries! I sell my handmade work on Etsy and selected shops.) In addition to my jewelry work, I also write articles, essays, and the (very) occasional piece of fiction on all sorts of topics including coffee, bad haircuts, and grocery store checkout lines.

Pictured here: I created this watercolor "So Many Books, So Little Time" for the 2017 Twitter Art Exhibit in Stratford-upon-Avon.