With a lifelong passion for jewelry, jewelry making and collecting beads, Gail graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Fine Arts, concentration in metal work. It wasn't long before Gail had her own tools and studio. Even with a full time job, she always made jewelry in her spare time incorporating silver, colored gems and beads. Gail became aware of a movement to create contemporary glass beads. Following retirement, Gail attended a workshop in lampwork (sometimes called flame-work), where she was introduced to melting glass with a torch onto a stainless steel rod. With much practice she taught herself to make colorful, whimsical glass beads and incorporating them in unique, wearable necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Gail currently splits her time each year RV traveling with her husband and working in her home studio.