Sheila lives in Harris, MN and grew up in a large family which allowed her the ability to explore her creative self. Her and Husband John, have been married for 52 years both retired and two children. Previous 30 years they trained Field English Cockers. Had to wear blaze orange! Men's hunting attire didn't fit. She was an early believer that "orange was the new black" long before Netflix made it cool. Designing her own jewelry with the signature orange color caught the eyes of her fellow trainers and friends. The groundwork was laid for what would become "Orange Lady's Fun.
Her current passion of the last eight years has been designing her signature one-of-a-kind leather bracelets with semi-precious gemstones, jewelry that someone can cherish and have fun wearing. Forever enjoying the excitement of all the elements that are involved in the process, along the way she learned kumihimo, Viking knit, copper fold forming, enameling and silversmithing, all for relaxation and fun. Working with leather and semi-precious stones she made a point of making each piece unique. She can guarantee that you won't run into someone wearing the same piece!
Her work can be found at ArtZ in Amery, WI, the Taylor's Falls Bead Store, Taylor's Falls, MN, and One 10 Gallery in Frederic, WI. Customers have come from near and far but her favorite part is always the same: when someone finds the perfect piece! Love being the artist!