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There are two things my daughter and I love doing together-- beading gemstone jewelry and upcycling antique flatware into fabulous jewelry. We started out on Etsy with our beaded items and gradually got into the flatware end of it. It seemed like a natural direction to take, since I had started making spoon jewelry about 40 years ago! We have a great time ransacking antique stores, thrift shops, flea markets and the like, looking for good prospects. As you look at our creations, please keep in mind that everything is handmade by us. We have blended our love of gemstone beads with the flatware! We do not use a lot of sophisticated equipment, and we don't have a factory--it's just very basic tools of the trade and alot of energy! Our jewelry doesn't look like it came from the jewelers at the mall, and that's exactly how we like it! There is plenty of that out there--we strive to make original and keepsake quality items. We hope…

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  • Joined June 21, 2010

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vintage flatware, gemstones, sterling wire, chain, all things old, oddities

About

There are two things my daughter and I love doing together-- beading gemstone jewelry and upcycling antique flatware into fabulous jewelry. We started out on Etsy with our beaded items and gradually got into the flatware end of it. It seemed like a natural direction to take, since I had started making spoon jewelry about 40 years ago! We have a great time ransacking antique stores, thrift shops, flea markets and the like, looking for good prospects. As you look at our creations, please keep in mind that everything is handmade by us. We have blended our love of gemstone beads with the flatware! We do not use a lot of sophisticated equipment, and we don't have a factory--it's just very basic tools of the trade and alot of energy! Our jewelry doesn't look like it came from the jewelers at the mall, and that's exactly how we like it! There is plenty of that out there--we strive to make original and keepsake quality items. We hope you can find something to treasure!

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