Hello and welcome to my studio InternationalJOY!
I come from a family of highly skilled professional artists. The creative arts have run deep in my DNA since a very young child. I consider myself to be a self-taught artist as I have not had any real formal training in either of my specialized fields. I am forever on a quest for knowledge, learning and wisdom, and continuously strive to become better.
I design and fabricate all of my handcrafted, three dimensional wearable art pieces from scratch. I make pieces such as pendants, post earrings, pins, bracelets, rings, jewelry sets, cufflinks, tie bars, etc.! If you are looking for something in particular or a special gift that you may not find readily available in my shop, please feel free to contact me for consignment work! I primarily work with solid sterling silver, bronze, jeweler’s red brass, and copper. Since I am obsessed with and love rocks, I am also a lapidary artist and specialize in hand-cutting all of my high quality cabochons, using both domestic and foreign rocks, and fossils! Whenever I have any spare time, you’ll find me hiking and rockhounding with my two beloved dogs, in the high desert of New Mexico.
I LOVE creating a beautiful, finished work of art from it’s very rough beginning to it’s finished state, that will be enjoyed for many years to come! There is nothing more exhilarating for me than that! My goal is to provide high quality, feel good, inspiring artisan made products, while providing the highest level of customer service, professionalism and overall excellence!
The fine art notecards that I have available are images from my original, freehanded, graphite pencil realism artwork. The blank notecard sets are professionally printed in Albuquerque, NM, on a heavy cardstock and scored. They will arrive with a satin trim ribbon in your choice of either a black or white, clear-view stationery box, along with your choice of black or white envelopes! What’s there not to love about receiving a beautiful card in the mail from a caring friend or family member? If interested in a fine art professional print, please feel free to contact me.