After a 25 year career as an artist, metalsmith, and production jewelry designer, I became interested in the book arts. While learning about bookbinding and conservation, I found very little information about book closures or hardware, and no readily available resource for clasps and bosses. So,  did some research, and began to make my own clasps and consequently established this website and taught workshops in clasp making.

I am no longer teaching workshops, but I still may accept some commissions for clasp restoration, repair or replication.

I continue to maintain my original jewelry business, also selling jewelry on Etsy. In addition, we well books on eBay, and antiques and collectibles in the Edgewater Antique Mall in Chicago, IL.