Ruth Ann Kalish, naturally a Leo, conceived of Lioness Creation in 1988 when on a trip to Kenya and Tanzania with daughter Deborah. Purchasing African Trade Beads, with little plan in mind, but knowing they were exquisite, Ruth Ann returned home to Chicago with a large duffle filled with beads. A year later, while in London and Chester, England on an antique buying trip snapping up antique sterling silver charms and such, the cache increased. There have been trips to Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, Bali, China, Japan, Egypt, Jordan, Alaska, Israel, Peru, Ecuador, Morocco, Russia and more and more, each with the hunt for beautiful stones, beads, antiques to adorn the jewelry Ruth Ann began to design. For twenty years the Lioness has been drawing inspiration from her far-flung travels, Ruth incorporates into each piece objects with historical or spiritual significance. Carved mammoth ivories from Alaska, antique scarabs from Egypt, and...
- Born on July 30
- Joined June 10, 2010