About Us

20 Years In Jewelery

A woman in a purple shirt is looking down at a jewelry workbench.


I grew up south of Buffalo, NY and have moved through Rochester, NY; Baltimore, MD; Mt. Top, PA and finally (I hope) Chicago, IL.

My first experience with juried art shows was as a tole painter when I was in junior high school. In 2006, I begin selling my jewelry at a local farmer’s market. After my first sale, I knew what I wanted to do as my children continued to work me out of a job and grow up!I make time to work in my home studio when I can.

I try to spend a little time every day working on new pieces and mastering new techniques. I am constantly thinking of design possibilities to put wire and beads together to create a piece pleasant to look at and to wear.

Every piece I make is a one-of-a-kind creation – just like all of you!


to the studio

St. Charles, Illinois


A silver bracelet with hummingbirds and flowers stamped on it. There are blue and purple beads dangling off the clasp.


I create beautiful, unique designs in my St. Charles, Illinois studio, which I sell in my Facebook boutique, JTM Designs Boutique. I also create custom pieces designed to be exactly what you’re looking for. Planning a wedding or special event? Contact me and I’ll create one-of-a-kind piece for your wedding party or special guests.


There’s a piece of my heart and the givers heart in these creations. Do you have a beautiful watch or brooch that your grandma wore? Would you love to wear it, but it’s just not your style or it doesn’t fit? Let’s get together! We’ll talk about your hopes for wearing the piece and ways to make that possible. Take a look at my design gallery for examples.

A jewelry studio workbench with all the appropriate tools sitting on top.


If you have a beautiful, unique piece of jewelry that just needs a little loving care, JTM Designs is the place for you. I’ll get an understanding for how you wear the piece and what needs to happen to make it lovely and usable again. When I’m finished, your treasure will be better than new!

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A woman in a purple shirt is looking down and using a tool to make jewelry. I little white dog is sitting next to her.


Never miss a new item, design, or giveaway! Join the JTM Designs Boutique and shop every Wednesday.