Thea Nicole Izzi has been designing and making her own jewelry since 1994. She is a native of Boston, MA, and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1991). In 2008 Thea took a hiatus from the demands of the craft show circuit to focus on family. She currently resides in the Providence RI area and divides her time between parenting, jewelry creation and freelance jewelry and product design. She recently relocated her studio to Hope Artiste Village, a thriving arts and cultural community in Pawtucket, RI not far from the east side of Providence.