Instructor for Faceting
at William Holland
After retirement from 20 years in information technology field, 6 years ago I found a new passion in jewelry making. After a year in wire work, I took metalsmith classes at several local craft centers and have been forging, soldering and fabricating mostly one-of-a-kind metal jewelry ever since. As a natural progression, I took my first lapidary class cutting cabochons at the NC State University Crafts Center. Then I continued with my first faceting class at William Holland in May 2013. My first faceted gemstone in that class was a rutilated quartz - it was good enough to be selected for publication in the Lapidary Journal's annual The Gemmys 2015. I taught beginning jewelry metalsmith classes at Durham Arts Council (Durham, NC) from September 2013 through March 2016 and the NCSU Crafts Center (Raleigh, NC) from July 2014 and will continue through the spring semester 2017.