My story

I am in love with beauty and color, and have been an artist and maker all my life, having worked in handmade paper, paint, fused glass and more. Jewelry is now my medium of choice.


I'm passionate about animals and wildlife, donating a portion of my profits to international animal welfare organizations.

I am also inspired by and deeply committed to the work of the not-for-profit organization, Woman Within International.  I am in the process of becoming a Certified Woman Within Coach, and am a Facilitator in Training (Level 3) for this volunteer-driven group of talented women.  If you are interested in exploring a coaching opportunity with me, please email me at

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Nature brings me the purest joy I know; I adore being in the South African bush seeing wildlife. When I can't be there, however, I enjoy the beauty surrounding our home in the Oakland, CA hills. 

For the past 15 years, I have been deeply involved with the wonderful not-for-profit organization, "Woman Within International".  I went through my Woman Within Weekend in 2003.  I've been (volunteer) staffing the Weekends ever since and am currently a Facilitator in Training Level 3 and am in the process of becoming a Certified Woman Within Coach.  I feel incredibly fortunate to participate in the healing opportunity that this organization provides for women.  

Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my shop - and thank you for your support of handmade artisans!

Each purchase helps support my monthly donations to international animal rescue and welfare organizations (ASPCA, World Wildlife Fund, African Wildlife Federation). Your purchase makes a difference!