I was raised in Albuquerque, NM. I dated my husband when I was fifteen and we reconnected three years ago. He helped me through a very hard time in my life and stayed with me for three months. During that time we fell in love and got married. That is what brought me to Sierra Vista. I was always drawn to the beautiful bead work in Albuquerque so I decided that I would like to learn how to bead. That was forty years ago. I started learning through books, then started taking classes with Margo Field. Making jewelry has mostly been a hobby and I sold to friends as well as customers at the bar I worked at. I also consider it my meditation. I became an HAA member along with my husband a year ago. A few members encouraged me to jury my jewelry in the gallery and here I am. I never imagined that I would have my jewelry in a gallery. Being a member of HAA has enriched my life in so many ways and has helped me be a part of this community.