Barbara and Rick live in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Barbara graduated from Towson University in 1993 with a Bachelors in Fine Art with a concentration in metals and an additional business minor. She followed college with a formal apprenticeship with a goldsmith. Rick joined the business in 2001, learning metalsmithing under Barbara after they returned from their wedding in the Virgin Islands. They collect many sea urchins and beautiful shells on the coast, in their travels around the United States, and the Caribbean.