I have enjoyed making crafts my entire life and started with crochet and crewel embroidery when I was six. I later added knitting and needlepoint. I have continued to crochet and knit and started making jewelry a few years ago.
I use sterling silver, Argentium sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass, and bronze.
I took metalsmithing classes at the New Orleans School of Metalsmithing and PMC classes from Teva Chaffin in Nashville TN. I will continue to take classes and expand my skills so that I can offer new and interesting jewelry to my customers. None of my items are made through out-sourcing labor to anyone else. Beaded items are all designed and assembled by me and items that are made through metalsmithing or created from precious metal clay are also designed and made by me. I am also diligent about giving credit to those who have created beads or metal components that are used in my work.
To see additional work that may have been given as gifts, etc. please see my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/libellulajewelry
My work can also be seen at the Woman's Exchange Shop at the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in the French Quarter in New Orleans LA.
My Pinterest account: http://pinterest.com/libellulajwlry/
The lovely blue earring/jewelry bowl featured in earring photos was made by Neal Pottery.
All photos were taken by my husband. And, he electrolytically etched the copper sheet that he photographed for my banner. The banner features a female widow skimmer. Thanks honey!
My blog: http://libellulajewelry.com