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About me:
SRAJD Member ID: 2020

I can’t remember exactly when I began designing jewelry. As a child I created for my Barbie, playmates and myself. From beads, painted macaroni, sea shells, seeds and recycled throw-a-ways, I created jewelry and clothing. With my college years, job, marriage and family, I still created the special occasion gift for family members and friends but didn’t get to spend as much time as I would like. I did continue to read, learn new techniques, attend gem and bead shows and add to my treasure trove of supplies. For the last ten years I have been able to devote more time to my creations and they have been sold in specialty shops, boutiques and art galleries along the eastern seaboard and in the Bahamas.

I love nature and being outside either on dry land or on the water. This is where I…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 7
  • Joined November 16, 2007

Favorite materials

sterling silver, 14 kt gold, 14 kgf, pearls, semi precious stones, precious stones, Swarovski Crystals, Gifts from Nature

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  • whimsea
    Jewelry Inspired by Nature, Designed to...

About

About me:
SRAJD Member ID: 2020

I can’t remember exactly when I began designing jewelry. As a child I created for my Barbie, playmates and myself. From beads, painted macaroni, sea shells, seeds and recycled throw-a-ways, I created jewelry and clothing. With my college years, job, marriage and family, I still created the special occasion gift for family members and friends but didn’t get to spend as much time as I would like. I did continue to read, learn new techniques, attend gem and bead shows and add to my treasure trove of supplies. For the last ten years I have been able to devote more time to my creations and they have been sold in specialty shops, boutiques and art galleries along the eastern seaboard and in the Bahamas.

I love nature and being outside either on dry land or on the water. This is where I can find peace. All my designs are inspired by nature. They are carefully handcrafted combining precious and semi-precious gems, nature’s bounty such as shells, seeds, coral, etc. with sterling silver, 14 kt gold or 14/20 gold-filled findings and beads. Each designed is planned to not only adorn the wearer but to enhance their feeling of well-being and peace. Many gemstones throughout history were believed to have special properties that were transferred to the wearer. This information is noted with each piece.

My desire is to provide quality artisan jewelry to discriminating individuals at an affordable cost, most often below the cost of costume jewelry. Why wear mass produced jewelry when you can select jewelry as unique as you are?

My venues for distribution have been through specialty boutiques and art galleries along the eastern seaboard and Bahamas and by word of mouth. Many clients have asked that I keep them apprised of new offerings. If you are a repeat customer or a new customer I welcome you to view my designs. I hope they inspire and bring you some of the pleasure I get from designing them.

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