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I have been designing jewelry for a few years. My collection has been sold nationwide to upscale stores and fine boutiques from coast to coast and at the Dallas, Atlanta and Miami Markets.

Residing in historical San Antonio, Texas, my home and design studio looks out on a hill of luscious green trees topped with blue sky and fluffy white clouds that slowly drift by my windows; a beautiful, calm and serene surrounding for any creative mind.

With a degree from The University of Texas at Austin in fashion design and merchandising, I followed my dream and other passion and started my own interior design firm. I married the love of my life. After many wonderful years in my business which included traveling around the country designing and installing interiors,
my life changed dramatically…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 17
  • Joined December 23, 2011

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natural gemstones, semi precious gemstones, precious gemstones, pearls, crystal, quartz, glass, coral, shell, gold, silver

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About

I have been designing jewelry for a few years. My collection has been sold nationwide to upscale stores and fine boutiques from coast to coast and at the Dallas, Atlanta and Miami Markets.

Residing in historical San Antonio, Texas, my home and design studio looks out on a hill of luscious green trees topped with blue sky and fluffy white clouds that slowly drift by my windows; a beautiful, calm and serene surrounding for any creative mind.

With a degree from The University of Texas at Austin in fashion design and merchandising, I followed my dream and other passion and started my own interior design firm. I married the love of my life. After many wonderful years in my business which included traveling around the country designing and installing interiors,
my life changed dramatically.

After my husband passed away, I thought there has to be more to life than working all the time. As the old saying goes, “when one door closes another one opens”. I started traveling. I bought my first gemstone beads in Jerusalem and was inspired by designs in Paris.

After designing necklaces for myself, many of my friends encouraged me to start another business…The Brundage Collection.

In creating exclusive jewelry that makes a statement, I design for the woman who has the confidence in her own style. My collection, one of a kind and limited editions, has been created to be worn for a lifetime. My clientele range from the sophisticated
woman in the business world or the young woman starting a family to the established woman who is now devoting her time to enriching the community.

I search the world markets for natural gemstones, organic and inorganic, that are extraordinary in shape and over sized and that can be fashioned into
magnificent jewelry designs. With the "less is more" philosophy, the natural gemstones are the focal point in every piece. Value and quality and look are high on my list of requirements.

My designs incorporate pearls, semi-precious gemstones, crystal, quartz, glass, coral, bone, and shells from around the world. The gemstones and components are carefully selected for quality and uniqueness. The emphasis of my work is on unusual contemporary jewelry that makes a statement. Each piece is hand made by me with attention to quality, detail, good design, creativity, and craftsmanship.

After having studied gemology, I have learned that suppliers are very ingenious. Many gemstones have been treated. Suppliers will also give gemstones “proprietary” names. Please be aware that many gemstones, from diamonds to pearls, on the market today may have been enhanced by some process. While gemological labs do not criticize the treatment processes, disclosure is of utmost importance. Since the gemstones I use have not been individually tested, I must assume that they have been treated.

The variations in sizes, shapes and clarity of natural gemstones and pearls are inherent qualities. These natural inclusions, which help separate the genuine from the stimulants, add character to a gorgeous custom piece. I hope you enjoy wearing my designs as much as I do working with each piece.

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