I live in Pineville LA with my husband John. We have 2 dogs Fin and Boo they are Dachshunds. I retired at the end of January 2011 after working in retail for 28 years. I've been making jewelry for about 17 years. I'm self taught. I read bead magazines and research on the internet to learn new techniques. I enjoy doing local craft shows, meeting people and getting their responses to my work and unique designs.