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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Searching for Antique and Vintage components for my designs

I have always been interested in searching through Antique Shops and Flee Markets. Some of the best places that I found for Antique and vintage components are New York City and West Palm Beach, Florida.

There are many antique shops in New York City, but I…


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Silk thread for knotting pearls and gems

Hand-knotting has a special refine look. As a self-taught artist, I have been knotting and perfecting my knotting skills for 16 years. Every pearl and gem has a different size hole, you will decide which size thread fits the best for your necklace.

Knotting pearls…


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Fresh water pearls come in many shapes, colors and sizes

The following excerpt is from The Pearl Book by Antoinette Matlin, P.G. There has never been a period in history when pearls were not in vogue and today is no exception. They go well with any style, in any place, they can be worn…


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Museum of glass and jewelry in Jablonec nad Nisou

This wonderful museum (photos below) is a must to see for all jewelry lovers. It is located in the Czech Republic. They have been making glass beads here since the 14th century. The museum is about 2 hour ride from Prague.
In the main Art…


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