Patrice retired in 2009 as the Chief Helicopter Pilot for the St. Louis County Police Department where she served for more than 28 years. She was on SWAT for 10 years and is a precision marksman. Perhaps that is where she gets her amazing talent for perfection and detail! She is a Past President with a local Zonta Club and is currently involved with Zonta eclub USA1 (Zonta.org) and served as a past board member of Safe Connections. She was nominated for an “American All-Stars Hero” award with the TV-show America’s Most Wanted.
Patrice loves working with tools! She can fix and build anything and has done rehabs on homes, including her own where she built a stone patio. With Butterfly and Moon Designs, she works with much smaller stones! She discovered her passion for jewelry making while helping Brenda fix some rosary beads that were with Brenda’s mother on the day of her death in a car crash. Since that first “fix”, Patrice now focuses on developing her skills with wire-wrapping semi-precious stones, creating pendants and one-of-a-kind items. She loves working on custom orders, designing the perfect wedding set, or repairing Vintage pieces.