Why do I make jewelry? Because it's fun to make things that people love to wear and I am good at it. I started making jewelry in 1968 at Indiana University. Since then, 16,000 pieces and 700 art shows later, I've made a lot of people happy. Being formally trained, I work mostly in 14k gold in several colors, often with stones. I do platinum on commission. I work in three methods: casting made from original patterns, forged metal shaped by hammer over anvils and stakes and lastly, assembled jewelry from sheet, rod and wire. I am now doing some work in silver.
I am married to Char terBeest Kudla, love to cook, eat well and garden. I have done ALL of the Fall Art Tours. We are hosting Basketmaker Kristee Weber-Mickler and Sharon Fujimoto.