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My passion for making jewelry started with gemstones. Several years ago, we started collecting and studying semi-precious and precious faceted stones (not beads). I studied everything from quartz and topaz to emeralds and rubies. I learned identification techniques, measurements, and basic grading. I still find the process fascinating and love colored gemstones.

I thought I should do something with them. I wanted to do something beyond setting them in simple earrings or pendants. So I studied wire wrapping, stone setting, and other metal techniques in order to be able to apply my vision.

Wire wrapping led inevitably to beading. I think it's usually the other way around. Practicing beading has led to numerous opportunities to experiment with different materials and has my head buzzing with ideas for the gemstones…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 25
  • Joined June 28, 2011

Favorite materials

Copper, Silver, natural gemstones, Swarovski crystals, resin

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About

My passion for making jewelry started with gemstones. Several years ago, we started collecting and studying semi-precious and precious faceted stones (not beads). I studied everything from quartz and topaz to emeralds and rubies. I learned identification techniques, measurements, and basic grading. I still find the process fascinating and love colored gemstones.

I thought I should do something with them. I wanted to do something beyond setting them in simple earrings or pendants. So I studied wire wrapping, stone setting, and other metal techniques in order to be able to apply my vision.

Wire wrapping led inevitably to beading. I think it's usually the other way around. Practicing beading has led to numerous opportunities to experiment with different materials and has my head buzzing with ideas for the gemstones.

Now I want to share my joy with you! Special orders and alterations are possible. Please convo me with any questions.

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