There's still a box out in my garage, labeled "Joan's Stones". I collected them as a child − and started beading not long after, making rosaries for the missions. Educated at LeMoyne College, I began my career in the graphic arts, eventually running a local typesetting shop.
Now, quite a few years later, I've returned to a field I love − making beaded jewelry. I've taught beading classes locally and sell my jewelry at local stores and craftshows, as well as on the internet.
Friends say my style is "a little bit of everything" and "all over the place." I'd say it leans toward classic, although I certainly enjoy funky and eclectic. Mostly I love to showcase the beauty of natural stones. My creations are made with joy. I hope you enjoy them too.