I remember being attracted to jewelry even as a child. When I ended my career as a nutritionist in 1972, I sought instruction from Robert L. Henion, who was an experienced jeweler then living in Albuquerque. He taught me to be attentive to detail, design, and craftmanship. After my first soldering exercise of making a simple silver chain, I became infatuated with handmade chains and did little else for years thereafter. When I began to concentrate on finger rings in 1989, I used the same fabrication techniques from the chains but now each "link" was separate and I had more surface area to experiment with textures and patterns.