A native of Ohio, this carpetbagger has made her home in Virginia for over 25 years. Ann is from a long line of artists, and came late to her passion of jewelry making. She works with various metals, semi-precious gemstones, natural stone, and freshwater pearls creating custom designed jewelry. Primarily self taught, she has advanced her skills thru workshops at Rio Grande Jewelry in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her studio and farm are nestled in the mountains near Fries, Virginia. Widowed, and retired from DOC, she lives with her horses, Irish Wolfhounds, rescue dog & cats, and Japanese Koi, making jewelry, trail riding, and gardening.