Passiko has been creating and selling her jewelry for the past 40 years and is mainly self taught. Her jewelry education began with classes in casting at the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum. Quite quickly she realized this was her calling to pursue a career as a jewelry artist.
While holding down a full -time job, she practiced her craft on weekends and evenings. The first few juried art shows were disappointing, but she was stubborn.
Gradually, things improved and she was able to enjoy her dream of being a full time artist. For 10 years , she sold her pieces at juried art shows in Florida and Michigan.
After moving to Washington, she discovered Pratt Fine Arts Center and enrolled in many classes to expand her style. Currently, her Wacky Earrings, bracelets and necklaces feature sterling silver and locally sourced furnace glass beads. Using hand tools, she fabricates the shapes which people often comment on as quite musical.