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You can get back to my shop here:
stoneweardesigns.etsy.com

My name is Becky. I've made various forms of crafts all my life but was introduced to jewelry techniques around 11 years ago....fell in love with this type of creating and have solely focused on it ever since.

I sold locally at shows and craft malls before discovering Etsy in 2009... love being able to reach across the country right from my work room! I do want to go back to doing shows again someday... hopefully being able to travel and do some of the cool shows across the country next time.

The southwest native style is what I gravitated to naturally and evolve with it constantly. I grew up in Oklahoma, the old Indian Territory, and I design my native southwest pieces with respect and admiration for…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 24
  • Joined January 4, 2009

Favorite materials

Turquoise, natural stones, seed beads, brass and copper metals

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About

You can get back to my shop here:
stoneweardesigns.etsy.com

My name is Becky. I've made various forms of crafts all my life but was introduced to jewelry techniques around 11 years ago....fell in love with this type of creating and have solely focused on it ever since.

I sold locally at shows and craft malls before discovering Etsy in 2009... love being able to reach across the country right from my work room! I do want to go back to doing shows again someday... hopefully being able to travel and do some of the cool shows across the country next time.

The southwest native style is what I gravitated to naturally and evolve with it constantly. I grew up in Oklahoma, the old Indian Territory, and I design my native southwest pieces with respect and admiration for nature and those who love its beauty too.

I strive to choose the most natural looking stabilized turquoise stones and create a quality piece with as much intricate details as my mind will allow. I make all the items in my shop myself, they are made and ready to ship as I list them. I can alter the size of some things but others, because of the design, can not be altered. Just ask if you are interested in something but need another size.


Here is a little info on the various turquoise that is on the market today:

Stabilized turquoise is actually natural forming turquoise in its early stages of formation, and because of that, it is too porus and soft to cut into stones. Therefore, after mining, it is submerged into a stabilizing epoxy compound then dried to a hard stone. Can be very difficult alot of times to tell some of this from original turquoise.

Turquoise Magnesite or Howlite is a chalky porus white stone, that can have some veining in it. Stabilizing compounds and color are added to create a hard stone with the turquoise color...and some of these stones are even pretty convincing sometimes. But it is not actually a natural turquoise stone.

These two turquoise choices make up the majority of the available new turquoise jewelry in the market place today, despite what some people will try to tell you. True natural unstabilized turquoise is rare and expensive because of over mining for so many years. Most of the time, you will only find the true natural turquoise in your vintage southwest jewelry.

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