Like a magpie, I’m drawn to all things that sparkle. With my background in stained glass... jewelry just happened, I’ve been hooked ever since. My preference is clean lines, lending more to a straightforward and simple design. Besides nature's offerings found on my many walks, (wildflowers, moss, dandelion seeds) I also incorporate vintage findings, real feathers, broken china and more recently magnifying glass monocles, hand fired ceramic pieces and leather. I strive to make unique and conversational jewelry.
I opened Bayou Glass Arts in 2010 but didnt really get serious until 2013 when I began working my jewelry full time. The "Tiffany" method of applying copper foil and solder is the process I use in making my jewelry. There is an industrial and organic sense to both the look and feel of my work. I use the highest quality metal sensitive friendly solder (no nickel, no lead). Brass and copper are my jewelry findings of choice and my packaging is thoughtful and secure to assure your purchases arrive safely.
Custom work is at the core. Creating unique mementos or keepsakes with a personal touch, not duplicated or manufactured. I enjoy knowing my customers and working with them to create the perfect gift for either themselves or others. This personal touch and making certain the experience is a pleasant one, this matters to me.
My husband, who is a professional illustrator and journal maker, shares a studio with me and we live and work deep in the Louisiana woods. Our old farm house is miles from any neighbor and is surrounded by pine trees. An ancient and alluvial bayou laps at the yard's edge. Our home and studios are in the midst of all this nature and its sweeping forms of sounds, sights and energy. I wouldn't choose to be anywhere else.
I believe in handmade. I buy handmade and vintage whenever I can and truly feel that by supporting one another we create our own micro-economy of better quality and entrepreneurship.