Beverly has always been a creative person. Her journey began when she taught Home Economics including textiles, tailoring, and pattern design. All that fabric got her interested in quilting and led her to own a quilt shop. Designing inspired her to take semester long courses in drawing and painting.
Having a collection of gemstones peaked an interest in jewelry so she studied silversmithing at the College of DuPage in Illinois and the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Georgia, and locally with the Brevard Rock and Gem Club. Not limited to silver, she also works with copper and cold connections. Her designs use stones, gems, copper, silver, whatever strikes her fancy as she explores a variety of materials and techniques
Beverly says “All of this was a way to enrich my life, creatively, emotionally and socially”.
I am a creative person and lifelong learner. I taught High School Home Economics, which was mostly clothing, textiles, tailoring, and pattern design. I got into quilting in the '80's and had a quilt shop in Door County, WI. I also took semester long courses in drawing, and painting in the 90's. I had a collection of gem stones and took a silversmithing course at College of DuPage in Illinois, William Holland in Georgia, and Brevard Rock and Gem Club. Silversmithing led to working with copper…cold connections. I design jewelry using stones, gems, copper, silver, whatever strikes my fancy.
All of this was a way to enrich my life, creatively, emotionally and socially.