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~ Compliments ~
"Congratulations on having such gorgeous work published in Bead Stringing! I really like the cornucopia necklace. The jasper is beautiful! ... great job!" -- Tracy M., Alabama
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"Just wanted to say how much I love your "smoke on the water" design. Very elegant and simple." -- Nancy L., Morristown, NJ

~ Random Thoughts ~
My brother calls this one "Gothic." I just designed a necklace around a silver heart pendant that I've had for the longest time.
Gothic Necklace
I added black seed beads, silver daisies, and deep red freshwater pearls. I was surprised at how a simple design could look very attractive.

The first day I wore it, I had to stop by a couple of stores for errands. The sales clerk at Barnes and Noble asked if I make my jewelry, adding that it looked "professional." The cashier at Michael's asked the same question and said it looks "very nice." With a broad smile, I nodded, handed out a business card, and said, "There's more at my website." Even if they don't come around at all, I sure had a blast receiving the compliments. Simple joys make my day.


“The plethora of warm tones and abundance of forms and textures make this necklace a cornucopia of Mother Earth’s bounty.” – Ruby Bayan

I had been making jewelry for only a year when I somehow came across the contributor guidelines of Stringing Magazine. They called for submissions to the Fall 2005 issue and the theme was the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water.

Oh, I scrambled to design four necklaces to submit. When I got word that they accepted two of the four, I was in heaven!

Cornucopia was my submission for the Earth element. I gathered all my earth-looking stones: jasper, unakite, aventurine, and various brownish gemstone chips. I strung them on three levels and used a tan leather cord to make an adjustable necklace.



This necklace is one of my favorites, not only because it’s one of the two first pieces that got published, but also because it gives me an overall feeling of being unencumbered, genuine, and spontaneous.

Jewelry, like other art forms, is an expression of natural and intrinsic sentiments. I like simple. Unaffected. Boundless. Free.   

Cornucopia and Smoke On The Water on Stringing Fall 2005

Cornucopia and Smoke On The Water on Stringing Fall 2005

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