I started making jewelry just for the fun of it and have learned by trial and error. My past in geology influences my choices of beads: agates, amethyst, jasper, lapis, etc. My designs try to bring out the colors and unique patterns of the rocks and often include chains and wire wrapping.
It's a great thrill that others enjoy wearing these creations. In addition to my jewelry, I have added hanging crystals, eye glass chains, mobiles and wind chimes to my collection of work. I have recently gotten back to knitting - specifically caps and hats for warm weather wear.
I have been a member of WomanCraft Gifts since 2014.
Dede's complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.