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The Best of
Stringing 2009

Creative Jewelry 2010

Stringing Spring 2007
See Ruby's creations on pages 36, 47, and 56.

Stringing Magazine
Stringing Fall 2006

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.

Black As Night

My copy of the Creative Jewelry Magazine 2011 finally arrived. I couldn’t wait to see how they presented my “Black As Night” necklace.

"Black As Night"

"Black As Night"

I’ve always liked this piece because of its simplicity — what the magazine editors asked for in this issue. The ring design is my original — I’ve used it with various color themes and in several special order pieces. In fact, my pair of earrings with this ring design was featured in a back issue of Stringing Magazine. I like this design because it’s so easy to make, yet it lends a hint of drama to the necklace and to the wearer.

Creative Jewelry Magazine 2011

Creative Jewelry Magazine 2011

Here’s a snapshot of a section of the table of contents:

Creative Jewelry Magazine 2011 Table of Contents

Creative Jewelry Magazine 2011 Table of Contents