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When I was a child, I would see my grandmother wear big, bold -- and what I thought at the time were obnoxious -- pieces of jewelry (sometimes multiple pieces at once!) She would proudly wear her "fandangles," regardless of what we thought.

35+ years later, how my feelings have changed. I love my own fandangles and am lucky to have some of my grandmother's vintage pieces, which I now wear proudly as well. It's obviously in the genes -- my great-grandfather (her dad) was a jeweler and goldsmith as well!!

Webster's defines a fandangle as "an elaborate but useless ornament." I beg to differ. In designing these fandangles, I've combined my love of color and texture to create handcrafted adornments that are elaborate, yes; but useless, never.

I hope that you'll enjoy them too…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 25
  • Joined March 2, 2008

Favorite materials

Silver, semiprecious gemstones, copper, turquoise

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About

When I was a child, I would see my grandmother wear big, bold -- and what I thought at the time were obnoxious -- pieces of jewelry (sometimes multiple pieces at once!) She would proudly wear her "fandangles," regardless of what we thought.

35+ years later, how my feelings have changed. I love my own fandangles and am lucky to have some of my grandmother's vintage pieces, which I now wear proudly as well. It's obviously in the genes -- my great-grandfather (her dad) was a jeweler and goldsmith as well!!

Webster's defines a fandangle as "an elaborate but useless ornament." I beg to differ. In designing these fandangles, I've combined my love of color and texture to create handcrafted adornments that are elaborate, yes; but useless, never.

I hope that you'll enjoy them too.

P.S. I'm not only a lover of jewelry but am a lover of food as well. Check out my other Etsy shop, Tropic Treats (http://www.etsy.com/shop/tropictreats) for delicious jams, jellies and my award-winning mango chutney!!

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