Maureen started making imaginative, whimsical jewelry pieces as a means of escape—a way to build her own little whimsical, spontaneous world. Yes, she can sit down and sketch out ideas, but by the time she is finished, the piece she has drawn up has taken lots of little tangents that make it what it is. She calls it letting a piece “find its soul.” Judging from the quality of her glamorous, lovely pieces, she must have escaped to just the right place.