Silversmithing is actually my second career. I was an Advanced Practice Nurse and loved every minute of it, but I always had a creative outlet. I've done many things, but nothing caught my heart strings until I found a class in silversmithing, and I haven't looked back since! It has carried me into retirement and is such a joy to me. My maternal grandparents came from the silver mines in Spain, and were also very creative in their own rights, so it only seems natural for me to be growing in this field. I am always taking classes and challenging myself to do and be more. Right now I can't seem to get enough of the precious metal clay world.