I've been a full-on creative for almost 20 years as an award-winning cook (Taste of Home magazine), a Mind/Body/Spirit author (3 books), blogger, radio host/guest and Amazon.com Hall of Fame Reviewer (there's only 174 of us in the world!). Craving a more tactile way of self-expression, I've recently turned my attention to jewelry creation--and Jesse James Beads inspires me most of all. I adore the novel shapes, textures, colors and themes that come out of the JJB idea lab! I live, love and create in beautiful rural southwestern Pennsylvania with my husband, son and 5 cats. When not creating jewelry or hanging out with my wonderful family, I practice scent alchemy using Essential Oils.