My dad gave me my very first bracelet when I was about 7 years old. It was a copper bracelet made from the copper smelted in Anaconda, Montana. My dad worked in the smelter then. Company picnics at the Columbia Gardens in Butte and copper key chains were a familiar summer event. Now I really like working with copper and find it exciting to see how folding, hammering, etching and stamping can make each bracelet I work on turn out differently. Adding brass or patina creates yet more dimension to the bracelets. Using copper I can fashion from narrow bracelets to wide cuffs creating unique handcrafted jewelry.