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See Ruby's creations on pages 36, 47, and 56.

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See Ruby's creations on pages 17, 32, 60, and 62.

Stringing Spring 2006
See Ruby's creations on pages 17, 26, 42, and 61.

Stringing Fall 2005
See Ruby's creations on pages 19, 24, 60, and 87.

~ 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.

Favorites Charm Bracelet

A few months after I started beading, I decided to make a “Favorites” charm bracelet. I made the 14K gold-filled chain links myself and I looked forward to attaching charms through the years.

The charms are representative beads from creations that mean a lot to me. Each charm is attached to a special story or a fond memory. I look at a charm and a stream of good feelings play in my head.

Favorites Charm Bracelet

Favorites Charm Bracelet

This reminds me, I have a few charms waiting to be added to the chain, a few more stories to include in my bracelet of memories.

I’m thinking maybe many years into the future, I will have constructed a dense and colorful charm bracelet with never-ending stories to pass on to new beaders starting out their own chain of fond memories.


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