Jim Mullan was a self-taught artist, as a teenager he became intrigued with old watches, vintage toys, and scientific instruments. He began pairing some of the old pieces with his favorite things found in nature, such as, bird, dragonfly and animal components to create one of a kind mixed media jewelry and assemblages. Tori’s passion for antiques and jewelry began as a child. Her inspiration was her father, a jeweler and antique watch collector. While working in his jewelry store she became interested in the vintage stones and spare parts that her father used for repairing jewelry and watches. She met Jim in 1985 at a show and they soon discovered that they shared many of the same interests in old watches, jewelry and antiques. The couple combined their individual talents and formed a partnership in work and in life.