I stumbled into jewelry when I was a student at the University of Washington. I was taking art classes to fill holes in my school schedule. One quarter a beginning jewelry class was the only thing that fit. I remember wondering whether it would even be worthwhile-- it didn't particularly interest me at the time.
In the end, I took the class and felt right at home from the start. All of the basic skills seemed to come really easily to me. I took only two other jewelry classes before graduating.
Seattle is home to many amazing and talented studio jewelers. I am fortunate to have met many of them and to have studied with some of the best. I am a member of the Seattle Metals Guild and also the Society of North American Goldsmiths. I have been making jewelry for the past 15+ years, and I continue to enjoy it and find wonder in it.