Born in Germany in 1960, Heike took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon.
At age 7 she knew that she wanted to become an artist but her parents wanted her
to learn a "real profession" so she became a nurse.
During her nine years as a nurse she got her art education at the "Gasteig Academy"
Heike's second career was being a flight attendant with Lufthansa, German Airlines.
For almost 14 years she traveled the globe and took art work shops in 5 continents.
Also during that time she started to collect unusual beads.
That is why you find really odd pieces in some of her "one of a kind" creations.
In 2013 Heike went back to college in Santa Fe, where she is working currently on
her degree for "metal arts" .