Judy writes, "My interest in jewelry design may be genetic. My father and grandfather owned a jewelry business in New York City for over a hundred years and as a child I was shown beautiful jewelry that my father would bring home from work. While they worked in precious metals and gemstones, I enjoy creating affordable, one-of-a-kind beaded pieces. Beads enable me to work with a wide range of color and design elements. My work often involves bead crochet, seed bead weaving, and ethnic-style pieces.
I have been involved with the arts for many years both as a studio artist and as a librarian with an arts focus. My educational background includes a B.A. in psychology from Hartwick College, a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an M.L.S. from San Jose State College, and an M.M.S. from Loyola College as well as study with John Fix at Towson State University. I am currently a board member and the librarian for the Baltimore Bead Society."