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I have always been fascinated with beautiful jewelry, antiques & glass. About 10 years I began to put it alltogether, resulting in a beautiful new form of art. I took several glass classes to learn the art of making glass beads, also known as "lampworking". With this new skill, I created beautiful necklaces with my one-of-a-kind beads using Swarovski crystals, 14K gold and 99.9 fine silver findings. In the year 2000 I added to my background by becoming certified in PMC )precious metal clay). My certification is with Rio Grande and PMC connection.I learned how to make my own frame work, solder, and design using 14K gold and99.9 silver. With keum-boo( the technique of adding goldover silver) and plique-a-jour enameling I have been able to further add to the to designs of my own jewelry. In order to take my jewelry designing to a higher level and be very uniqueabout my design in jewelry, I use only the best beads, crystals andother…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 2
  • Joined April 9, 2009

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Murano glass, PMC, silver, 14 karat gold, gold leafing, silver mesh, yarn, fabric paint, vintage one of a kind beads, vintage rhinestones, vintage settings

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About

I have always been fascinated with beautiful jewelry, antiques & glass. About 10 years I began to put it alltogether, resulting in a beautiful new form of art. I took several glass classes to learn the art of making glass beads, also known as "lampworking". With this new skill, I created beautiful necklaces with my one-of-a-kind beads using Swarovski crystals, 14K gold and 99.9 fine silver findings. In the year 2000 I added to my background by becoming certified in PMC )precious metal clay). My certification is with Rio Grande and PMC connection.I learned how to make my own frame work, solder, and design using 14K gold and99.9 silver. With keum-boo( the technique of adding goldover silver) and plique-a-jour enameling I have been able to further add to the to designs of my own jewelry. In order to take my jewelry designing to a higher level and be very uniqueabout my design in jewelry, I use only the best beads, crystals andother materials. I have found a new appreciation for vintage and costume jewelry and find that they have more character than newer beads and pieces. The history will never be created exactly the same and their uniqueness only adds to that of my own creations. I make the best efforts possible to ensure that my beads and other pieces are truly vintage, not reproductions. Since I began to collect vintage jewelry, I have also become a jewelry dealer. I focus on vintage pieces that I find in many places, the most common of which are estate sales, flea markets, antique shows, garage, sales and thrift stores, among many others. My favorite items to sell are the signed designers, although I am learning howto recognize jewelry from designers that didn't sign their jewelry. My future goal is to be able to have my jewelry collection recognized for itsworkmanship and uniqueness. I have several affiliations: Member of Golden Dragon's bead society in Orlando, Florida Member of PMC Connection Member of the International Society of Glass Beadmaker's( ISGB) Member of NAA( National auctioneer association) Certified to teach PMC(PMC Connection) Certified to teach PMC(Rio Grande) Teach lampworking classes Volunteer at The Women's exchange in Sarasota, Florida. Attended many classes with Lucio BubaccoMaster Glass artist in Murano, Italy On Apr 11 2009, Marianne Zoll wrote: >>A LITTLE ABOUT ME( ARTITUDES)>> I am very excited to be apart of Ruby Lane. I have always been obsessed > with beautiful jewelry, antiques & glass. About 10 years I decided to put > it all together.>> I took several glass classes to learn how to make glass beads. This is > called "Lampworking" A new obsession. I created beautiful necklaces with > my one of a kind beads using Swarovski crystals, 14K gold and 99.9 fine > silver findings.>> Adding to my designing in the year 2000, I took many classes and became > certified in PMC(precious metal clay).>I became certified with Rio Grande and PMC connection. > I learned how to make my own frame work, solder, and design using 14K > gold and 99.9 silver. I learned techniques like keum-boo( the technique > of adding gold over silver) and plique-a-jour enameling. I use these > techniques to design my jewelry.>> In order to take my jewelry designing to a higher level and be very > unique about my design in jewelry, I decided to use only the best beads, > crystals and findings. I made a decision to use vintage beads. In my hunt > for vintage beads, someone scared me and told me that a lot of beads > marked vintage, were really new glass beads struck with old molds. I was > concerned about the things that I was selling were not truly what I was > describing. I went on a search to find only vintage beads from antique > malls house sales and flea markets.>> One of the jewelry collectors told me to look up the value of these > costume necklaces. I was amazed. I starting reading and studying about > the designers and how they got started. I also studied their techniques > in how and where they designed this jewelry.>> I have a new appreciation for vintage and costume jewelry. I like it > better than new fine jewelry. I feel that it is history and willl never > be created exactly the same. I am constantly learning new techniques on > how to design and finish my jewelry. In this obsession I have become a > jewelry collector and also a jewelry dealer. I look for vintage jewelry > where ever I go, estate auctions, flea markets, antique shows, garage > sales, estate sales and thrift stores.>> My favorite items to sell are the signed designers, although I am > learning how to tell jewelry from designers that didn't sign their > jewelry>> My future goal is to be able to have my jewelry collection because of > it's workmanship and uniqueness.>>I have several affiliations:>>Member of Golden Dragon's bead society in Orlando, Florida>>Member of PMC Connection>>Member of the International Society of Glass Beadmaker's >( ISGB)>>Member of NAA( National auctioneer association)>>Certified to teach PMC(PMC Connection)>>Certified to teach PMC(Rio Grande)>>Teach lampworking classes>>Volunteer at The Women's exchange in Sarasota, Florida. >>>Attended may classes with Lucio Bubacco >Master Glass artist in Murano, Italy.

Though I have a great love for making vintage jewelry and collecting it, Creative Gatherings seems to gravitate to a majority of Vintage Wedding dresses and vintage head pieces.
I have just opened another shop on Etsy which features vintage jewelry and vintage findings. I will start putting most of my vintage jewelry on that site, and also list the vintage findings that I have acquired www.vintagehuntsandfinds.etsy.com

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