I began creating and selling jewelry in 2003. Attended GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in 2002 for Colored Gemstones and Jewelry Sales. My first shop opened with Etsy.com @ https://www.colorsofthesouthwest.com on Sept. 1, 2012. I love all things creative, and enjoy seeing my designs come to life. If it puts a smile on your face, it makes me happy!