For fifteen years, Beth has been creating one-of- a-kind, designer handmade jewelry that has attracted customers such as Dina Eastwood (ex-wife of Clint) and famed Hollywood actress, Diane Baker, Betsy Swanson, CFO of Fox News, NY. Beth’s handmade jewelry design began in high school while attending a school with a progressive art department headed by renowned jeweler, Sheila Hollingshead. At the age of 15 she was selling her jewelry in local craft fairs. After a long, contrasting career in bank management, Beth returned to her passion of jewelry making in 2002 and retired from banking in 2010 to focus her full attention on her jewelry.
Beth has an eye for design, balance and color which makes her pieces unique and beautiful. She lives on the Monterey Bay and credits the beauty of the sea as inspiration for many of her pieces made with shells, pearls, opalite, coral, natural crystal and aquamarine. In her designs, Beth also uses Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, agate, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, mother of pearl, branch and sponge coral, turquoise, lapis, appetite, garnet, tourmaline, carnelian and labradorite, among other stones. Some of the techniques Beth uses are lost wax casting, etching, enameling, and gold and silver plating.
Beth’s jewelry has been featured at the Christopher Bell and Ansel Adams Art Galleries in Monterey, California, the Coast Collections Gallery in Santa Barbara, Coast Gallery in Big Sur, and Red Haute and Basics Boutiques in Carmel, California.