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Uniques

Location

Cape May Court House, NJ, United States

Interests

Creating jewelry

Lampworking

Home making

Beach combing

Reading

Great Recipes

Skills and Techniques

Bead weaving; Peyote Stitch, Coral Reef, Etc

Lampworking ~ still learning and having fun at it!

Wire work; mostly forging by hand, but I do make some of my own headpins

Stained glass ~ suncatchers to large framed pieces

Decorative soldering

Painting ~ not so much anymore, but I've done murals, and tiny nail art (Santa Claus and eight tiny reindeer all on one nail!)

Crazy Quilting

Sewing ~ mostly costumes or home decor

Get to Know

Beads have been part of my life since I was a child, my grandmother would give me broken jewelry and buttons to play with and string, knowing that would keep me happily occupied for hours.

My love for beaded jewelry became focused when I was nine, a dear cousin brought me to her home in PA for a visit, and taught me to macrame. I loved creating necklaces and bracelets. When I returned home to VA, I made chokers for friends, then began selling them. I was hooked!

Now I am a work-at-home mom, and have been doing production for a local jewelry company for 13 years. Jewelry that I have assembled has been sold on television, in catalogs, and in prestigious stores across the United States.

The pieces of jewelry you see on this site are my own designs, and each is constructed by hand, with the same care and attention to detail that I give every piece of jewelry I make. I have been designing and making jewelry since I was very young, and feel blessed to be able to express myself creatively.

I enjoy working with wire and glass beads. Also, I am learning to make my own lampwork beads, and these will sneak into my pieces from time to time. The tiny seed beads have a big draw for me, and you will see a lot of these in my work as well. I enjoy my work, and hope others will enjoy the things I make.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look!

Lori

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