I love doing wire wrapping. Discovered the art a couple of years ago and learned the basic techniques from artists on You Tube.
As a young adult, I drew, painted using water colors, and did some pottery work. While working and raising a family, sewing and gardening were easier hobbies to follow.
Our family has made our home on the Central Coast for the past 29 years and we love living here.
I have always loved beach rocks, shells, semi-precious stones and minerals and, found that wire wrapping gave me a way to incorporate these into beautiful art.
Using wire from hobby stores, at first, I soon discovered one of my daughters was very allergic to something in the wire, probably nickel. Since that time, I use only 99.9% cooper wire or sterling silver, both of which are nickel free.
Most of my wire wrap work enhances and keeps the focus on the semi-precious stone, shell, artisan or beach glass that is the center of the piece. I like my pieces to be beautiful to look at and beautiful to wear, with a style that is casual and one of a kind.