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Here is the long and short of my life :) ....Making jewelry started when I was about 9, I got the best Christmas gift ever... An Indian bead loom.... I spent hours with seed beads making bracelets.... My first big project at about 10 years old was to make a sterling silver ring... my parents would not buy me one, so... I decided to make one.. I took a silver bangle my mother gave me, snuck down to our cellar and cut it with a saw and started bending and filing.... If my dad caught me at his work bench or in his tool box, he would have killed me....well, he didn't.... so, I no longer had a silver bracelet, but was the proud owner of a sterling silver band ring..... which at the time, was all the rage.... At about 11, my sister Linda and I came up with a pretty sophisticated rainy day box that we called the '' DO IT BOX " it was filled with all kinds of beads, string, glue, crayons, markers, stickers, knitting needles, yard…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 5
  • Joined December 18, 2011

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Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, Stainless Steel, Gemstones, Crystals, Beach Glass, Shells, Pizza

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Here is the long and short of my life :) ....Making jewelry started when I was about 9, I got the best Christmas gift ever... An Indian bead loom.... I spent hours with seed beads making bracelets.... My first big project at about 10 years old was to make a sterling silver ring... my parents would not buy me one, so... I decided to make one.. I took a silver bangle my mother gave me, snuck down to our cellar and cut it with a saw and started bending and filing.... If my dad caught me at his work bench or in his tool box, he would have killed me....well, he didn't.... so, I no longer had a silver bracelet, but was the proud owner of a sterling silver band ring..... which at the time, was all the rage.... At about 11, my sister Linda and I came up with a pretty sophisticated rainy day box that we called the '' DO IT BOX " it was filled with all kinds of beads, string, glue, crayons, markers, stickers, knitting needles, yard... you name it, it was in it....Quite a few necklaces and bracelets were produced from the contents of the BOX... Spending a rainy day with the '' DO IT BOX " was THE BEST..We still laugh about the box and when she reads this, she will really CRACK UP!!!!!!
My jewelry career was cut very short when life got in the way.... High school, Sports, College, and WORKING, WORKING, WORKING..... It's all I have done for years..... Until a few years ago.... I will not go into the gorey details, it is a very painful story.....I was forced to change careers at the ripe old age of 47..... Looking back now...... It was the best thing that could have happened to me.....I love making jewelry for friends.... I have been for years, just never wanted to sell anything......Well, now I am thanks to Etsy.... I have already made some special pieces for some incredible women... I love hearing their stories and know the person receiving their gift will be so thrilled to get something so personalized from them......It makes it all the more special for me..... So...... Enough about me..... sooo...LET'S BE CREATIVE TOGETHER..... If you have an idea that you don't see on the site just message me.... I'm sure I can recreate your idea.... THANKS FOR READING.... I just hope I don't have too many spelling errors.... BACK TO SCHOOL I GO..... xoxoxox.... ps......... PLEASE CALL ME "LEL"............... I HATE LESLIE..... sorry dad.....:).... PS.... I am married and have 3 awesome step-children who all have wonderful spouses and 2 grandchildren who are totally adorable, and call me GRAMMA LEL...now that's pushing it. I also have 3 nephews and a niece, they are the COOLEST..... and YES...I'm the favorite Aunt....I also have 2 GREAT sisters who I love to death.... INCREDIBLE FRIENDS who have kept me sane all these years...THANKS SOUL SISTAS!!! ( you know who you are xoxox )...... LOLOLOL..... I also have 3 cats... Bob, Marley, Carley >>^..^<< .....So that's the news and I am outta here..... :) THANKS AGAIN FOR READING ON and ON and ON.... xoxo :) vern+vern <3

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