Welcome to Prime Hook Beach Studio
About the Studio
"That’s interesting"... is a common reaction to a piece of my jewelry. A conversation begins and again I realize that we are all connected.
Found objects, old materials such as glass, stones, coins, vintage beads, and gemstones are shards of the past that tell me their stories as I work with them. My goal is to capture the essence of each object, and give it new life as an attractive piece of jewelry.
My unique pieces fall into three main categories based on the type of materials used: (1) Sea Glass, (only genuine sea glass is used); (2) Roman Glass from the Ancient Bactrian Kingdom--100-400 AD; and (3) Vintage artifacts including beads older than the 1980's, and gemstones.
Please browse through the galleries for examples of recent work. My work is found at art shows, festivals, and local marketplaces located primarily in Delaware and Maryland.
I'm a retired occupational therapist who spent over three decades using the creative arts to help people meet their therapy goals. I'm active in horseshoe crab conservation along the Delaware Bay Beaches and spend lots of time which my family. My images are of fairly recent pieces, although I've been making jewelry for over 20 years, starting with beading and then progressing to metalwork (initial instruction at The Creative Metalworks School in suburban Washington, DC). I now incorporate lapidary and spot welding into my work. I prefer working with older materials with a story and continue learning new techniques and skills.