The Beginning

It all started when I ditched my job. Classic story–I was miserable. I felt overworked, under appreciated and like I’d lost a part of my soul.

A college course catalog showed up in mailbox. As I flipped through it, I couldn’t believe how many classes piqued my interest. I became obsessed with wanting to learn new things. I signed up for classes. Lots of classes.

The courses varied in subject and spanned 3 different institutions. I took Voice-Over: Learn to Find Your Inner Voice, Introduction to Sustainability, 3D Modeling, Gemology, Human Centered Design and An Introduction to Digital Fabrication. Before I knew it, I was pretty much a full time student. And I was happy.

One day it hit me. For my homework, I could render a 3D model of a ring that could be digitally printed, thereby combining the assignments and knowledge from 3 of my classes.

…and that’s when I fell in love with jewelry design.

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