I'm a southern Californian by way of Florida. A bit irreverent, artistic, and willing to jump a fence to find a new adventure.
Anything to do with the ocean, I love. I've been surfing for longer than I can say (or want to), and I'm a hopeless beachcomber. I found my first piece of sea glass years ago on the beach in Baja, Mexico while on a surf trip. Most of my jewelry features genuine sea glass and other found objects.
Also, as the founder of Metalsmiths in Florence, I get to combine my love for both metalsmithing and Italy inviting metalsmiths from all over the world to join me in Florence, Italy for a weeklong workshop learning all about gold from a master Florentine goldsmith. Wine is involved, and food, and art. Did I mention wine?