JTM Designs is named after my most important job to date: Julia & Tyler’s Mom. After our kids were born in ’98 and ’03, I quickly adjusted to the name change from Sally Smith to Julia & Tyler’s mom. Although I never signed any paperwork to make it official, I answer to it daily.
I’ve been collecting beads for more than twenty years. Thanks to some talented teachers – a basic stringer, a metal smith and a wire artist – I was inspired to create designs with my massive collection of beads.
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!