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TheresaShimer's Shop Announcement

My jewelry is inspired by the interesting and unusual color combinations I see everywhere -- in museums and art galleries, the clothing worn by strangers, scarves and Indian saris, nature itself -- whatever catches my eye. My partner David and I have made the search for high-quality, unique beads to realize or inspire my ideas into a treasure hunt that takes us far and wide -- to little independent glass works, Third World marketplaces, Indian pow-wows, antique shops featuring vintage beads, everywhere. We rarely start with a goal or even a direction in mind. We just set off looking and let the surprises come to us. You can judge for yourself the success of our adventures. Each necklace has a story behind it, as you'll see from my descriptions. I hope you have as much fun reading about the necklaces -- perhaps even wearing them -- as I have had in creating them!