How it all started...

I've been surrounded by creativity since I can remember.  I was born in the seventies, in the height of the hippie craft movement and I grew up attending the

Renaissance Faire dressed in costumes that my mother made by hand.  She had a stained glass bench set up in our garage and I would gather up the lead solder pellets that fell on the floor. Hazardous waste or shiny marbles?  We know better now.  She would crochet olive green cactus-shaped forms and ask my brother and I to collect foxtails that she used as the cactus spines.  She tells me that I tried to paint everything in my room as well as the toilet-seat with her red nail polish.  It clearly rubbed off on me.

I used to design jewelry and I had one of the first Etsy shops back in 2005.  It's still there under the name of Fullofcraft, although it's been a very long time since there was any activity.

In 2016, I participated in a 365 day challenge to design a ring-a-day.  I never thought I'd actually be able to finish, but I figured that I would at least give it a shot.  I thought I might make it a week, but after I finished 7 rings, I decided to try for 30.  Then I finished 30 rings and I just kept going.  On the final day of that year,  on December 31st as I was drinking a glass of champagne, I felt so sad that I was about to finish the challenge and that I was going to have a "break" from this creative streak.  I had become so accustomed to flexing my creative muscle, that I couldn't imagine living without it.  I decided then that I was going to try to live a creative life.

You can see the entire collection of 365 rings on my Fullofcraft IG account