Known for her silver chopsticks, Trudy produced a prototype in 1988. She was intent on celebrating the harmony between East and West. In 1978, Trudy graduated from Tyler School of Art and and then attended Philadelphia College of Art. She worked as a jewelry designer in Philadelphia and New York, at small jewelry companies and at large ones, including Cartier, Inc. and David Yurman. Her works tend to be playful creating a dialogue between the shape of the object and its literal meaning.