I started creating jewelry over 25 years ago with fits and starts along the way. It began like everyones, a simple beaded necklace to enjoy. As I started using metal, I became fascinated with the found object design, and I knew that's where my creativity was heading. So, by chance I took several workshops from the master of Found Object's jewelry, Fred Woell. Fred had a beautiful simplicity to his work, but his message was powerful. I was lucky to have a minute of Fred's knowledge, and his presence is always close. That said, now I've come full circle and find that these charmed necklaces are becoming my muse. 

  carved abalone, abalone, and freshwater pearls. (modeling Burgen Schwartz - photography Michael Scholl with ImagExcitement

carved abalone, abalone, and freshwater pearls. (modeling Burgen Schwartz - photography Michael Scholl with ImagExcitement

 
 This is a combination of carved Ivory broaches, carved, ivory beads, a cream silk ribbon, on an antique Turkish bellydancing chain. 

This is a combination of carved Ivory broaches, carved, ivory beads, a cream silk ribbon, on an antique Turkish bellydancing chain.