About Us

20 Years in Jewelry


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!

As I watch my children grow, I’ve found that I have grown along with them. They have have taught me to share everything, to be aware and wonder, and to play every day. I am grateful for many things. I’m particularly thankful for the opportunity to share my passion for unique jewelry and design with you!



to the Studio
St. Charles, Illinois



I create beautiful, unique designs, 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.


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.


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!



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