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All the stones of the Earth, natural gemstones, cool and pleasing to the skin, sparkling and colorful.
I buy the finest of semi precious and precious gemstone beads, and never go below an A rating. There are still inclusions but face it, I have freckles, it's natural.LOL
My designs are my own and I only make one of a kind (OOAK). I may make a similar piece but no two are the same stones or make up, there is always a difference.
I don't do "High Fashion", I do "Designer ", meaning I am the designer and I do what I want.
Sorry Ladies but I don't have the time or money to spend on magazines to tell me what Everybody else is wearing. My pieces are made for the person that doesn't want to look like everyone else.
New, and Unique, Make it interesting and be able to say, I have the Only one. That's…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 4
  • Joined November 13, 2009

Favorite materials

rocks, gemstone, fossils, wire, leather, suede, precious metals

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About

.
All the stones of the Earth, natural gemstones, cool and pleasing to the skin, sparkling and colorful.
I buy the finest of semi precious and precious gemstone beads, and never go below an A rating. There are still inclusions but face it, I have freckles, it's natural.LOL
My designs are my own and I only make one of a kind (OOAK). I may make a similar piece but no two are the same stones or make up, there is always a difference.
I don't do "High Fashion", I do "Designer ", meaning I am the designer and I do what I want.
Sorry Ladies but I don't have the time or money to spend on magazines to tell me what Everybody else is wearing. My pieces are made for the person that doesn't want to look like everyone else.
New, and Unique, Make it interesting and be able to say, I have the Only one. That's what Handmade OOAK is all about.
I use sterling silver and 12, or 14kt gold fill wire when wrapping. And I work out the designs on paper, then I make something totaly different, because idea's are constantly changing the design. The basic plan is recognisable but better twists and turns have been used, minor changes made.
I also use crystal elements ,suede and leather, acrylics, and copper. I very rarely use glass, as I prefer natural stones. I use freshwater pearls, but still can't take a decent picture of them. The deep rainbow pastels reflections are beautiful, and so hard to catch in a pic.
My husband thinks I'm crazy for smashing beads in the side yard, but I like to know that what I bought is the real deal, sometimes it's not, and back it goes, minus one bead.
When not on this site, I am outside. I love the outdoors and was raised in the outdoors.
I am a Florida Cracker, one of 7 generations. I raise orphan wild critters and set them free,
I work my shop and I foster fur babies that people toss aside.
Not an exciting life but a satisfying life, everybody needs a little kindness every now and then.
Thanks for browsing DazzlezDesigns, hope you like what you see. If you have any questions, Please Convo me, I am more than happy to answer any inquiries. I check the site on eastern time frequently during the day, and will try and answer ASAP.
Thanks again
Cate

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