Bev is passionate about silversmithing! There are so many techniques to explore, she never gets bored! After the country shut down in Spring of 2020 due to the Corona Virus, life changed. Classes everywhere were canceled and Bevs gallery shut down for a couple of months. All of a sudden, she had lots of time to create. Time Lovely time! Being able to create day after day with no interruptions was weird, but great! Thirty pieces were made, including seventeen earring pairs by the time her gallery reopened. Also, Bev learned several new techniques through on-line classes during this time. Bev is a traditional silversmith. She uses many beautiful hand selected stones. Stones are the inspiration for many of her designs. The stones used in classes are no different than the ones she uses daily. Come to her class and get inspired! Bev likes to teach projects that you can choose to alter and make your own. Of course, no two stones are alike, so your pieces will always be unique. Since 2001, Bev has taught four classes a week at the Cape Coral Art Center in Cape Coral, Florida where she lives with her husband, Bruce. She also teaches private classes in her personal studio. She is an active member of FSG (Florida Society of Goldsmiths). She has served on the Board of directors for about 15 years and is VP of her local chapter, which meets monthly. It will be wonderful to be back at William Holland teaching students beginning techniques to advanced designs again. This is such a fun, vibrant, like minded community! Bev teaches with the Smith Little Torch. This torch is great for fine jewelry work and is her torch of choice. Sleeping Fox, Inc was established in 2004, the same year Bev received a US Patent for her jewelry clasp. Bev has been a Managing Member (owner) of the Harbor View Gallery since 2010 and is currently the President. The gallery is the only place she sells her work at this time, but she shows examples of her work on her website, www.sleepingfox.net. This is an older website and she is working on a new website which will be an e-commerce site. Both sites will be linked when the new one is completed.