Gail’s passion has been jewelry, jewelry-making, and collecting beads her entire life. From age 10 to 18, she lived abroad in Libya, Egypt, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. This allowed her family to travel extensively during that time and to experience other cultures, history, and art. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Fine Arts, concentration in metal work.
Even though she had a full-time job, Gail always made jewelry in her spare time, incorporating various metals with colored gems and beads. She also participated in several juried shows while living in Albuquerque, NM.
Years later, Gail became aware of a movement to create contemporary glass beads. She attended a lampwork class and was immediately captivated. With much practice, she taught herself to make colorful, whimsical glass beads, which she then incorporated into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
Now retired, she spends part of each year traveling with her husband and pets in their RV, and the remaining time in her studio. Gail has participated in local art and craft shows and has her jewelry in galleries around the US.