A self-proclaimed ex-hippie, Carmen began her jewelry career right after high school when she found her local bead shop. She strung for friends and family, but soon found herself drawn away when the local bead shop closed and school and work picked up in intensity. Her talent laid low while she maneuvered herself through the corporate world, but it came into full bloom when she began searching for a new way of life.
Since she made that break from 'the real world', she's acquired more and more skills and explored her artistic abilities and talents in many different areas. One of her more recent accomplishments was to gain her certification in Precious Metal Clay. The below piece uses PMC as a base for two lovely peridot cubic zirconias.
The piece below really caught my eye. The glitz of the cabochon is unbeatable and snazzy, and you can see how much care she puts into her pieces in the detailing around the sides and top.
You can find baublezptoa's shop on etsy, as well. She has a website here, and a blog where you can read about her crafts and other artist features.