My journey here has been a bit convoluted. I have a B.A. in Biology (Carleton College) and an M.S. in Wildlife Conservation (U. of MN). I used neither degree professionally, however, and spent 13 years as a licensed remodeling contractor. I have more power tools than most men! My need to work with my hands, however, has grown stronger over the years, and making jewelry is the current manifestation of that need. This blog is primarily about sharing my explorations in creating , marketing, and selling my work, with a dose of personal life thrown in for good measure!