Any artist you speak with will likely tell you that they have no choice in creating their art, no matter the medium. They simply must. Creating art is not a choice like other careers; it is a “calling” that dominates our waking moments and sometimes our sleep – it’s an obsession. Since becoming a jewelry designer and experiencing for myself the complete joy and passion that it provides me, I have become fascinated with creativity and exploring inside the mind of a jewelry designer. And so, this book, yet another creative endeavor, was born. I’ve discovered that the creative process that it takes to design a piece of jewelry is much the same as the process that it takes to design a life of purpose – the life that I’ve created due, in large part, to what I’ve learned in the creative process. I want to share my journey with you and give you the opportunity to experience this same joy and the absolute euphoria of living your passion and becoming the creative person you were meant to be!