You already know that I love to work with stones when making SToNZ Jewelry, but I also love to use stones in my landscape. We are planning a new stone stoop on the front of the house and it got me thinking about my favorite stone steps in our backyard. We had these installed several years ago. They are made from old barn stones. They are now moss covered and look like they have been there forever! I think they will be here long after we are gone.
I have been making art as long as I can remember. (Arts & Crafts camp? Art classes at the museum? Sign me up!) My art passion led me to art school (Go Blue!) where I followed the path of commercial graphic arts. This in turn, led me to illustrating greeting cards for a huge corporation for many years and eventually running a graphic design/illustration business from my home studio while I raised my twins. If you are an art person you know that working with your hands is an addiction you cannot shed. So, I am back to my passion of making jewelry. I have also always been a beach girl, collecting sea glass, shells and beach stones from every beach I visit in my travels. When I discovered I could actually combine my two loves: making creative and fun stuff (I have also sewn clothing, wood burned, painted furniture, dyed silk scarves...oh, the list is endless) with hanging out on beautiful beaches collecting natural treasures, I knew I’d found my dream! So, here is SToNZ. I only have 2 wrists and one neck, and way more stuff than I can wear myself, so it’s time to share.