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Brides: Send me a photo of you in one of my hair or jewelry pieces to use in my listings and/or my blog and I'll send you a promo code for 20% off your next purchase in my shop.
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Please note that many of my items are made to order and natural variations may occur. Turnaround time from order to shipment is usually roughly five (5) days.
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Be sure to check out my blog at www.beadifulthings.blogspot.com from time to time as I frequently list promo codes on it for free shipping or up to 20% off…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 4
  • Joined July 18, 2006

Favorite materials

wire, gemstones

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About

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Brides: Send me a photo of you in one of my hair or jewelry pieces to use in my listings and/or my blog and I'll send you a promo code for 20% off your next purchase in my shop.
_____________________________________________________________________

Please note that many of my items are made to order and natural variations may occur. Turnaround time from order to shipment is usually roughly five (5) days.
_____________________________________________________________________

Be sure to check out my blog at www.beadifulthings.blogspot.com from time to time as I frequently list promo codes on it for free shipping or up to 20% off. :-)
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ABOUT ME:

I'm a former paralegal who finally got to indulge my creative side after I got married & quit working to have babies. A mother of two small children, ages 3 and 5, I’ve been making jewelry by hand since 2001.

I grew up in the Netherlands and left there at 18 to go to school in Boston, Massachusetts where I got a degree in journalism (with a concentration in advertising), which I never did get around to using. From Boston, I moved to Houston, Texas, which was more of a culture shock than the first move. Now I can't imagine living anywhere else.

I like jewelry, any and all of it, and if I see something I like, and I don't know how to make it, I set about learning how to make it. This is what's taken me from beading & wire work, my first love, into metal smithing and precious metal clay. The last two are still in their infancy; I am constantly striving to improve my skills.

Local to Houston and want to take a closer look? You can see my jewelry in person at Oolala in the Heights [833 Studewood, Houston, TX 77007 - (713) 862-9800]; or you can come by my studio at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Studio 23, Houston, TX 77007 for Open Studios on the second Saturday of every month (learn more at http://winterstreetstudios.net/secondsaturday.htm).

Check out my other two shops:

http://rudimentarymetal.com
http://buttonsonicecream.com

Ann Amoroso Westby
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