Can’t wear sterling silver, gold-filled, nickel or hypo-allergenic jewelry? Neither can Sherry. Only being able to wear 14K gold has its drawbacks. Finding reasonably priced jewelry was almost impossible. Even her eye glass frames always had to be made of titanium so about 10 years ago Sherry started making her own one-of-a-kind jewelry. She uses titanium and niobium ear wires and components and hasn’t looked back since. Sherry uses clasps made with these materials and makes her own beaded toggles when fabricating new designs. In other words, her passion is to make jewelry everyone can wear.
Sherry’s creativity has evolved through the years; dabbling in decoupage, painting, floral arranging, sewing and quilting until the need for affordable, fashionable jewelry took her in a new direction. Sherry expands her knowledge and skills by taking classes from world renowned jewelry designers/instructors such as Heather Powers, Beverly Herman and Marcia DeCoster; and by cruising on the annual “Bead Cruise” for the past three years. In 2008, she won the “Bead Cruise Design Contest” which was judged by the 75 students and instructors.