Sky Blue Designs began in 2003 when I worked as a waitress at Chili’s and wanted to wear chili pepper earrings. I couldn’t find any earrings but instead found pepper beads at a local bead store. The owner taught me how to make loops and wire wraps as well as how to finish necklaces. Soon after, my co-workers asked for custom earrings and suggested I sell my new jewelry at a farmer’s market. I took a break in 2008 but regrouped in 2014 when my husband encouraged me to exhibit at art and wine festivals. I specialize in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets made with Swarovski® Crystals, Peruvian ceramic, Czech glass, and lampwork beads from California and around the world.