Tamar Meir's Profile

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I started making jewelry at the age of 32 after suffering a miscarriage in my fourth month of pregnancy with who was to be our second child (we thankfully already had a healthy 1-year old son). I turned to jewelry as a way to take my mind off of recent events, and kept surprising myself at the things I was able to create with what I thought were two very uncreative hands. I enrolled in a silver smith's course and studied under renowned Israeli jewelry designer, Nurit Dagan Ovadia - a phenomenal artist, teacher and friend (you can view her work by visiting http://www.ndojewellery.com). Several miscarriages later, I was happily delivered of our daughter, and have been making jewelry ever since!

Thus far, I have been donating 50% of proceeds from sales made through local Salt Lake City organizations such as the JCC, the Rafi Schwartz Religious School at Congregation Kol Ami, and Wasatch Elementary School,…

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  • Born on December 25
  • Joined December 4, 2011

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About

I started making jewelry at the age of 32 after suffering a miscarriage in my fourth month of pregnancy with who was to be our second child (we thankfully already had a healthy 1-year old son). I turned to jewelry as a way to take my mind off of recent events, and kept surprising myself at the things I was able to create with what I thought were two very uncreative hands. I enrolled in a silver smith's course and studied under renowned Israeli jewelry designer, Nurit Dagan Ovadia - a phenomenal artist, teacher and friend (you can view her work by visiting http://www.ndojewellery.com). Several miscarriages later, I was happily delivered of our daughter, and have been making jewelry ever since!

Thus far, I have been donating 50% of proceeds from sales made through local Salt Lake City organizations such as the JCC, the Rafi Schwartz Religious School at Congregation Kol Ami, and Wasatch Elementary School, and am excited to extend the breadth of my support to participants of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Fortunately, I am not in the high-risk group nor do I have relatives who have suffered from this disease, but I have a close friend who at the ridiculously young age of 28 fought a battle against breast cancer and has thankfully been in remission ever since.

There are Jewish women who inherit two mutant forms of BRCA1 not found in the non-Jewish population that may have up to an 85% risk of contracting breast cancer and a 44% risk of contracting ovarian cancer in their lifetimes. This compares with an overall 12% risk of breast cancer and 1% risk of ovarian cancer in the general population. For this reason, I am happy to offer 50% of proceeds from items purchased in the Judaica section of my shop to the participant of the buyer's choosing and in the buyer's name (you can find more details of how I do this in my store policies).

We all know how overwhelming it can be to purchase anything online, let alone jewelry that you can't try on, so I also offer my customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and if it costs less to ship the item(s) than what I list as the shipping fee, I will refund the difference!

So come on in, enjoy the no hassle, no pressure shopping experience at Forest Beads, support a great cause and suffer no anxiety about your purchase!

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