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My jewelry fetish began when I was young, and my style evolved as I got older (well, hello Tiffany’s, so lovely to meet you…). After I left my full-time job to stay home with my daughter, I took a jewelry class at a local bead and jewelry store. Then I bought some beads and sterling wire, then more beads, and more sterling. As I wore my jewelry ’round town, people started commenting, “Where did you get that?”. I opened my Etsy shop in 2007, selling all beaded items. Fast forward a year or so, then I discovered metal stamping, so I bought sterling discs and hammers to make hand stamped dog tags and mom jewelry. I bought metalsmithing books, stumbled upon a wonderful jewelry mentor and now good friend Lance Johnson of RioFire Jewelers, who convinced me I shouldn’t be afraid of a torch. Now I have two torches, which I use to melt precious metals, solder rings and more. I’ve been going strong since…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 17
  • Joined July 9, 2007

Favorite materials

14k Gold, 14 Palladium White Gold, Sterling Silver, Moissanite, Diamond, Aquamarine, London Blue Topaz, Labradorite, Morganite

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About

My jewelry fetish began when I was young, and my style evolved as I got older (well, hello Tiffany’s, so lovely to meet you…). After I left my full-time job to stay home with my daughter, I took a jewelry class at a local bead and jewelry store. Then I bought some beads and sterling wire, then more beads, and more sterling. As I wore my jewelry ’round town, people started commenting, “Where did you get that?”. I opened my Etsy shop in 2007, selling all beaded items. Fast forward a year or so, then I discovered metal stamping, so I bought sterling discs and hammers to make hand stamped dog tags and mom jewelry. I bought metalsmithing books, stumbled upon a wonderful jewelry mentor and now good friend Lance Johnson of RioFire Jewelers, who convinced me I shouldn’t be afraid of a torch. Now I have two torches, which I use to melt precious metals, solder rings and more. I’ve been going strong since 2006.

~ Don't miss my About page, it's rather interesting ~
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jhollywooddesigns/about/

~ Enter my shop here ~
http://www.jhollywooddesigns.etsy.com

~ My website ~
http://www.jhollywooddesigns.com - 'tis rather lovely thanks to a recent overhaul, do stop by.

~ Pinterest boards ~
I adore Pinterest, and I think I just might be addicted. I have two boards of my jewelry and many boards of art, home design, things to make you laugh, recipes, beautiful photography and more. http://pinterest.com/jhollywoods/

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