I worked as a nurse for 40 years but always enjoyed doing different crafts in my spare time. I was forced to retire because of medical issues and found I really was unable to just sit around and do nothing. I remembered a few enamel projects I worked on in high school art class and did some internet research on enamel work. Suddenly a new world of metal smithing opened up to me, and I was hooked! I have never taken a formal class but I am proud of the many skills I have acquired via a myriad of resources. I will gradually share the ones I have found most useful as well as other resources in my blog.