Originally from Michigan, I moved to Texas in 2007 and live in Fort Worth. The name Lucky Dog Jewelry was inspired by my desire to help homeless dogs and I donate a portion of my profits to organizations helping pets in need.
Art has always been one of my passions and during college I enjoyed photography, art theory, ceramics, and watercolor classes. I didn't start making jewelry until one day in 2004 when I went to the library and checked out a few books on jewelry making. Yes, the library, this was before the days of YouTube.
My favorite jewelry is small and lightweight. I love texture and detail and have heard my designs described as dainty-industrial, lyrical, and having a feeling of movement. Working mainly with silver metal clay, my pieces are kiln fired reaching temperatures up to 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Each one is hand made individually and some of my designs are one of a kind.
The cute pooches pictured below are our dogs, Buddy and Shirley, and sadly both have crossed the rainbow bridge. Since their passing my husband and I started caring for foster dogs and found it very rewarding to help save the lives of shelter pets. We then adopted one of our fosters, Auggie, pictured above, who is a handful but lovable just the same.