I have collected jewelry my whole life. Only eight years ago, I began to wonder who made jewelry, and how. I found a great teacher and I was on my way. Very quickly, I found that the best use of my skills and creativity was to make jewelry using things I found or were donated to me. I have plumbers that bring me copper scraps and friends that regularly give me "junk" that would otherwise be thrown away. Consequentially, and happily, most of my pieces are unique and one of a kind.