For my love of reading and writing…and maybe you too, someday 🙂

I changed my tagline from A space to read and write to A space to read and write…and now make! because I have discovered and accepted that I like to make things.  I have done origami since I was a kid and I still do. When I go out to eat and leave a tip for my server, I fold the tip into a crane, heart, flower, and other things. As I became older, I created a few handmade cards for people, but only those whom I know will keep and appreciate them, because it takes forever to make each one. 

I have been designing and making jewelry since 2018 and I have grown so much. I still have a passion to learn more about what the jewelry world has to teach me. I have done beading and wire working, and metal working is on my list.

What motivates me to make jewelry are:

  1. Idea to art.  Whenever I set my mind to make something, I have an idea or vision of what it looks like.  Origami is like a formula; with cards and jewelry designs, I envision the result and take steps to make it happen.
  2. Figure things out.  I am really smart and I like to learn how things work, why things are the way they are, and how to improve.  So by having it challenging, I gain much more as I master each material and design.
  3. Happy people.  When make custom pieces for people, their faces light up when they wear it.

I invite you to join me on my journey and check out the Jewelry category for my latest creations.

The same motivations I have for jewelry applies to upcycling and the introduction of my new category, Trash to Treasure. When I realized how much I loved my first piece of art made from an ice cream box, I knew paper was my favorite medium. I also realized how deeply I value excellent craftsmanship.

Upon hearing of the injury of an acquaintance, I made the piece below for her and wished her a speedy recovery. The triptych stands so she can view it while on bed rest.

  • "Fairy Garden" is a triptych that depicts two fairies playing hide and seek. The fairy on the left panel emerges from its spot, is seeking the fairy on the right panel, trying to conceal itself. There is a plant that is blocking the view of the fairy on the left. There are green grass on the ground and stars in the sky.

As I continue to explore and grow, I wish the same for you.