While working in Dallas, Ellen established her own art gallery, representing regional and southwest artists. From her intense passions of art and antiquity, Ellen was inspired to create one-of-a-kind jewelry heirlooms incorporating these treasures. Today, due to her love of travel and exploration, Ellen's studio worktables are scattered with a wondrous array of colored gemstones, both finely carved and raw crystals. Her long-time love of ancient civilizations and the beauty of nature still inspire Ellen's jewelry. Her respect for each stone and its history, combined with a modern knowledge of fine jewelry making, results in collections that transcend time and style.