In 2008, Simone inherited her grandmother’s jewelry kiln from the 1950s. Simone’s father remembered enough to get her started in the garage. With it came boxes of vintage copper pieces, dried tubes of chemicals, and jars of powdered glass. These relics were the tools that began Simone’s journey into enameling. While her studio and metalsmithing skills have grown over the years, the old kiln remains an integral part of her growing business as both a tool and a family legacy.