Andrea grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and has a B.S. in Business
Administration from Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State
University. She moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 1994 and then to Long
Beach, Mississippi in 1998.
Her journey into jewelry making began in 2015. It started with simple wire
stringing and some chain mail. A short time later she began bead weaving
and it quickly became a passion. "I absolutely love to make jewelry
and find it very relaxing". She also teaches bead weaving to others who want to
learn patterns and techniques.
In April 2018, Andrea joined Gallery 782 in Biloxi and has some of her jewelry
displayed there for sale. Gallery 782 is a small co-op group of local artists
and includes paintings, photography, pottery, woodworking, and jewelry.