What is your name?
What is the name of your business?
Jewelry Beyond the Sea
How did you end up in Buffalo? Are you a Buffalo native?
I am native to Buffalo.
How did you become a ShopCraft member?
Eileen from Love by Bean contacted me to join!
In what way(s) is your work and/or lifestyle environmentally friendly?
I collect broken pieces of sea glass off of beaches and create jewelry from them.
Describe your creative process in as much detail as possible:
I wire wrap pieces of glass with sterling silver wire and I also bezel set pieces.
What does it mean to you to be a member of an artist collective like ShopCraft?
It is great to be a part of local artisans group that creates for our local areas.
How do you order your wings?
What is the most meaningful thing a customer/client has said to you about your work?
That it is unusual, beautiful, elegant and beautifully crafted.
If you could share a piece of advice with people who think they are ‘not creative’, or don’t think their art is ‘good enough’, what would it be?
If you have a passion to create, than God has given you that passion for a reason. Do not compare yourself with other artists work. Be yourself. If you have a passion, then you are just where you should be.
What about Buffalo inspires you?
Our friendly people.
What is your super power?
What is your favorite charitable organization?
St. Jude’s Hospital
What is your most prized possession?
My wedding rings.