My love of rocks and gems began as a small child, and has blossomed into taking steps to set these into jewelry. That was a great turning point in my life! Not only did I learn about metals, and how to manipulate them, I learned about the origins of gemstones and how different they all are. I have met some fascinating people from around the world and have made life long friendships as well. I love turning a rock that I find into a precious piece of jewelry that can be passed down through the generations.