Welcome to the Purple Butterfly Boutique! All items listed for sale here have been designed and handcrafted by me in my studio and workshop in Tucson, AZ.
I have been making glass beads, and jewelry using these beads, since 1993. Along with the glass, I incorporate the use of metals such as Sterling or Fine Silver, as well as Copper, Brass, and occasionally Titanium and/or Niobium; in both sheet and wire form. Most of my beads and jewelry are One of a Kind, or Limited Editions, although I will often make a series in a particular colorway or style.
Much of my work has been inspired by Nature. I do many sculptural shapes, such as Butterflies, Leaves, and Fish, and try to make use of the incredible colors of the Southwest and the Desert.
I hope you enjoy my designs as much as I have enjoyed creating them.