Nancy found her love for jewelry as a child. She was fascinated by the construction and deconstruction of jewelry. Fast forward a few years (quite a few!)… In 2005, Nancy took her first silversmith class. It changed everything! From that point on, she was dedicated to exploring all forms of jewelry design, from silver to beads.
Nancy uses many techniques in her art, including bead-weaving, wire-wrapping, wire-weaving, and metal-smithing–all of which enable her to create chainmaille, bead-weaving, and hand-forged metal jewelry.
From 2005 to 2008, Nancy was President of the Baltimore Bead Society. She then continued to serve on the BBS Board, planning and supervising their workshops. Nancy taught many bead weaving, chain making, and metalsmithing classes.
Nancy worked for the Howard County Public School System until her retirement, teaching middle and high school English and technology. She also managed and conducted numerous college-level courses in technology. Nancy lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.