Jackie was born and raised in central Illinois. She is married with two children and one grandchild. Art has always been a big part of Jackie's life; she has always drawn and painted ever since she was a little girl. It wasn't until high school when she started making jewelry, but she laid that aside until about 15 years ago.
Jackie uses, and has used, all sorts of things for the creation of her jewelry including PMC, polymer, metals, beads, precious stones and found items. As she will tell you, "I enjoy being flexible and adventurous in my creations. I am always looking for new things to try."