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.

Front view. Using ice cream boxes, the silhouette of a lotus flower is created by alternately placing long and short petals, with five long petals and 4 short petals. I used two types of washi tape, a pattnered one on the exterior and a solid, shiny gold color in the interior, the interior of each petal reflects the shiny polka dots from the background. The background is created by taping tissue paper to a piece of cardstock. The tissue paper has sporadic shiny polka dots. The lotus flower is placed on the center of the piece of cardstock.
Lotus Flower

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