I like to wear jewelry that is colorful, with interesting shapes and textures. I began making earrings and necklaces almost 20 years ago using gemstones, glass, crystals, and pearls. Then I discovered polymer clay beads at a bead store. Polymer clay is a man-made clay-like medium which comes in a variety of beautiful colors. The blocks of clay can be mixed into an infinite number of colors, tints, and shades. It can be molded, carved, sanded, textured, and combined in a myriad ways to make amazing shapes and designs. During the last 13 years, I have been constantly inspired to try new techniques with polymer to create decorated eggs, as well as beads for my necklaces and earrings.