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As a child in the 1960’s, my Nana (my Grandma who was like my mom) taught me how to make beaded jewelry and we would make it together. Those were the days…

Fast forward into my late teens, I once again became interested in beads, but this time it was vintage beads. I began collecting broken jewelry and loose beads from flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. The thrill of the hunt was unbelievably addictive! I ended up teaching myself how to make jewelry by studying the old jewelry I’d collected and figuring out how it was put together. One day I realized there was such a thing as a bead store and I bought my first pair of rosary (round nose) pliers. That day was over 30 years ago and I’ve been making jewelry ever since then.

Decades of scouring outdoor and other venues for old and new beads has lead to a serious collection. It’s time for m…

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  • Born on November 26
  • Joined August 8, 2011

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Vintage glass, semi and precious stone, sterling silver and gold wire, wax for Lost Wax Carving

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About

As a child in the 1960’s, my Nana (my Grandma who was like my mom) taught me how to make beaded jewelry and we would make it together. Those were the days…

Fast forward into my late teens, I once again became interested in beads, but this time it was vintage beads. I began collecting broken jewelry and loose beads from flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores. The thrill of the hunt was unbelievably addictive! I ended up teaching myself how to make jewelry by studying the old jewelry I’d collected and figuring out how it was put together. One day I realized there was such a thing as a bead store and I bought my first pair of rosary (round nose) pliers. That day was over 30 years ago and I’ve been making jewelry ever since then.

Decades of scouring outdoor and other venues for old and new beads has lead to a serious collection. It’s time for me to start opening boxes and sharing the finds with you. So, one at a time, as I go through each box in my collection I will be posting all sorts of “destash” and other treasures.

Check back with me often to see what sorts of goodies I’ve unearthed! Enjoy!

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