About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Fiber & Bead Jewelry Artist
Location Coal Country, PA, United States
Introduction I have always found joy in the self-expression possible through art. Over the years I tried diverse mediums from painting to pottery, cross-stitch to calligraphy. All of these were pushed to the back burner however, when, about twenty years ago, my grandma and I sat down together and she taught me the technique of tatting. A love of this beautiful lost art consumed me. I wanted to use my tatting in a fresh and modern way, but one that would still allow it to be displayed and easily identified as this beautiful old craft. My tatted lace jewelry developed as I searched for a contemporary expression of this classic form of lace-making. My purpose is to create something that people want to wear and display because they find it beautiful and fashionable – but also because they recognize the piece as this wonderful lost art. Tatting reminds them of days gone by, of their moms and grandmas and elderly neighbors with lace-making fingers flying, and it has a simple and basic beauty all its own.