Dorothy credits her mother for her love of many art mediums and encouraging her art adventures. In 2004, Dorothy started making Lampwork beads, using a torch to shape beads by layering, blending and manipulating molten glass rods into beads for her jewelry. Additionally, she became interested in wire weaving and has incorporated this with her glass jewelry. Her jewelry techniques have also expanded to using flame painting copper, using pure copper and a torch to add color to copper shape in her pieces.
Dorothy is thankful for her very supportive husband, family members and friends whose support make her jewelry art creations possible. She also helps support the Beads of Courage program as a way to give back through her art medium of choice.