Yamico

Nature's Essence Designer Jewelry by Yamico

California, United States · 11 Sales

Yamico

Nature's Essence Designer Jewelry by Yamico

California, United States 11 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Nature's Essence Jewelry focuses on natural stones. We strive to provide the best possible customer service and to deliver the best quality stones.

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Nature's Essence Jewelry focuses on natural stones. We strive to provide the best possible customer service and to deliver the best quality stones.

maggie yamamoto

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maggie yamamoto

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While I have always been interested in things handmade, I have truly been smitten by the vibrant colors of nature.

The Nautre's Essence story staryted about 3 years ago. A Critical Care RN for 30 years, I became quite ill. Some call it "burnout," or "nervous exhaustion." Thank goodness my doctor called it PTSD (at least that has a name now, ha!). So I moved into a cushy administration job: Quality Improvement Coordinator for 179 doctors for the County of Santa Clara, CA. HA!! Sooo not the right career move! I won't get too philosophical but, life is strange. I had it all: big house, dynamic job, making oodles of money and then, phffft!, gone. I had been clueless and unaware most of my life and never made plans for the "lean times." But I could not work, each time I tried it was a disaster. So, I decided to bite the bullet and take the time needed to get well and started going to school and making jewelry to keep busy. "Well," I said to myself, "it's better than cutting out paper dolls (I think)."
I have always tackled my ideas 110% so I started learning about the process, the rocks, the geology, price comparing, traveling to look at stones, equipment, supplies, etc. I have made many mistakes and am still making them, I'm sure. But I am learning this craft. I was able to pull myself together enough to get the money I needed and, Voila! here I am. My most favorite thing to do is to make jewelry for my best friend Dianne. It really is, almost every piece I make starts out with her in mind. I just don't givr them all to her. Hmm, I wonder if she'll read this. Making jewelry and working with my hands has always been a refuge for me and now it has guided me through some tough times. I hope you enjoy looking at my jewelry, my photography is getting better, and my designs and my stones are of higher quality. Oh, and I never stopped going to school: soon starting a Master's Program inSocial Work. LG! If you can find a moment a quick note from you is greatly anticipated and appreciated. Please, I graciously accept all comments and suggestions: am I using the right colors, chain, stones, etc. I'd really like to know!

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Last updated on May 23, 2011

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