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Welcome to Rancho Surreal. I am Althea Duffy. My husband Clarence and I live high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains north of Santa Fe. I make intricately beaded jewelry and other beaded creations. I also cut gemstone cabachons. I offer a wide range of gemstones with a major focus on opals from around the world and unstabilized American Turquoise.

Clarence is a woodworker and creates beautiful exotic wood boxes. He and I both work stone in a technique called Intarsia, creating puzzles out of gemstones that fit into the tops of the boxes. They are lovely conversation pieces or beautiful storage for precious possessions.

My beadwork is done using intricate bead weaving techniques. I use Swarovski crystal, genuine gemstones, both precious and semi-precious and other unusual beads from around the world to create one of a kind art wear. My most current work is…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 31
  • Joined November 2, 2009

Favorite materials

Glass beads, gemstones, opals, silver, wood, feathers, Swarovski crystal

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About

Welcome to Rancho Surreal. I am Althea Duffy. My husband Clarence and I live high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains north of Santa Fe. I make intricately beaded jewelry and other beaded creations. I also cut gemstone cabachons. I offer a wide range of gemstones with a major focus on opals from around the world and unstabilized American Turquoise.

Clarence is a woodworker and creates beautiful exotic wood boxes. He and I both work stone in a technique called Intarsia, creating puzzles out of gemstones that fit into the tops of the boxes. They are lovely conversation pieces or beautiful storage for precious possessions.

My beadwork is done using intricate bead weaving techniques. I use Swarovski crystal, genuine gemstones, both precious and semi-precious and other unusual beads from around the world to create one of a kind art wear. My most current work is starting to include feathers and other natural fibers. I am also branching out into some sculpture of unusual creatures.

Gemstones are often used for their energetic properties for healing. Please contact me if you are interested in having gemstone jewelry for healing purposes and we can create specific combinations of gems to suit your needs.

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