Cheryl DeGroot

I fabricate my jewelry of sterling and mixed metals such as mokume and red brass, as well as pearls, citrine, amber, even horsehair among many other ingredients.

My passion for hand-built jewelry still burns bright after decades as a professional designer and metalsmith.

My workshop is a walled-off space in our detached garage. We've had to punch holes in the wall to accommodate the hoods of our cars which protrude under the workbenches.

I live with my husband, Dick Stein, a jazz radio host on Seattle/Tacoma NPR station KNKX 88.5 in a restored 1919 home surrounded by too many tulips.

When not in the shop I'm either swimming laps at the Y, crushing the opposition at water volleyball or rounding up cattle in Idaho with my cowpuncher pals.