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MEET THE JEWELRY RING ARTISANS

WE PROUDLY PRESENT TO YOU SOME OF THE JEWELRY RING'S TALENTED ARTISANS.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK THEM ANY QUESTIONS AND THEY WILL DO THEIR BEST TO ANSWER YOU..

SPECIAL ATTRACTION...Artisan Mini WorkShop created by Dinah Hoyt Taylor..Check out the pictures in her album using the first link below..
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Date(s): April 13, 2007. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 48 of 48 Total. 7326 Visits.
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To enjoy amazing bead jewelry please visit Delores' shop.

BitzofGlitz on Etsy


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WINNING NAME IS:
Believe in You Forever
Submitted by:
MARY ANN DOCKTOR-SMITH

The pendant is Venetian Glass from Italy. The necklace is made of Glass and crystal beads. Measures 16 inches with a 2 inch drop for the pendant

"Heavenly Glory"
"Splendor in the Glass"
"Caribbean Blue Heaven"
"The Blue Nun - María Jesus de Ágreda"
"Love Conquers All"
"Glory in the Heavens"
"Azure Skies"
"L'amour est bleu"
"The Blue Jewel of Heaven"
"Heavenly Shades of Blue"
"Believe in You Forever"
"ETHEREAL ELEGANCE"
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DELORES BENEDICT

Delores says "Beading is the way I sit back and relax. I hope you enjoy my jewels."


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See more of Susan's amazing creations at this link:

BOFFO BEADS


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WINNING NAME IS:
It's All About the Climb
SUBMITTED BY:
JUDI BOLLAN


Cast metal pendant done in textured and shiny silver tone and attached to a
multicolor plastic bead necklace

"It's All About the Climb"
"Cumulus Nimbus (Rain Clouds)"
"Glacial Adornment"
"Spring Storm"
"My Piece of Heaven"
"Fantasy in Flight"
"Lightning Strikes"
"Mountain View"
"Tears for Nepal"
"MoonageDayDream"
"Masarati GranCabrio"
"Flight – Out of the Storm"
"Indigo Storm"
"Cosmic Tranquility"
"Beautiful Dreamer"
"Pools & Peaks"
"Magnificent Obsession"
"Captured Chaos"
"Running the Race to the Rainbow"
"Seismic Wave"
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SUSAN CORWIN

Susan says: "The vintage plastic beads used in my necklaces have been collected over time, and many of these beads will never be seen again. Their whimsical quality, and their synergy when combined into my original designs are a continuous source of inspiration."


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To see more of Dinah's creations please visit this link

My Bonny Mon Abri


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WINNING NAME IS:
May the Circle Be Unbroken
Submitted by:
DEBI REED


Anticlastic Brass Thumb Ring with Two Sterling Spinner Rings.  Size 9 1/2.  Designed for thumbs but it can also be used on fingers..

"Together forever, never apart"
"May the Circle Be Unbroken"
"Spinning toward Eternity"
"Elliptical"
"never ending, always beginning"
"Saturn's Ring"
"Twin Embrace"
"Journey to Spirit"
"Worn to Perfection"
"Endless Love"
"Spiritual Infinity"
"Beam Me Up, Dinah"
"VaVaVoom"
"Round n Round We Go"
"To Infinity and Beyond"
"Silver Serenity"
"Eternal Embrace"
"Celestial War"
"Together for Eternity"
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DINAH HOYT TAYLOR
(and Harry)

Dinah says "I love all aspects of jewelry - working in Sterling Copper and Brass, I love the designing, forming, soldering and wearing of it all!.. My wish is that it makes people feel special when they wear one of my pieces.  Oddly enough, I get my best inspiration from working with my horse, and being outside - it's my world at it's natural best."

My love of making things started with plastics and then beads.  I look for unusual beads and never seem to have enough.  I try to combine colors and shapes that compliment each other.


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Enjoy more of Deborah's artisan jewely at this link

RED'S ART JEWELRY


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WINNING NAME IS:
Bette Davis Eyes
Submitted by:
DAWN THOMAS


Filigree earrings using another old discontinued Swarovski rhinestone, called "Romance en Bleu". There were never many of these stones made, and today they are quite scarce. They were meant to look like the irises of a person's eyes.

"Trip down memory lane"
"Misty Blue-Eyed Lace"
"Victorian Romance"
"SPINNING THOUGH LIFE"
"Always Looking Never Seeing"
"Peacock's Mascarade"
"Blue Eyes on Spring Skies"
"Here’s looking at you, kid!"
"Evening in Paris"
"Blue Tears"
"Romance of the Stones"
"Eye Dazzlers"
"Bette Davis Eyes"
"Beauty in a Tangled Web"
"I Always Knew It Was You"
"Song Sung Blue"
"Eyes on the prize"
"Sweet Alice Blue"
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DEBORAH AHRENDT

I am retired from my first career in medicine, and now have the time to indulge my creative side. I have two Etsy shops and one on Bonanza, began taking in costume jewelry for repair last year, and divide the rest of my spare time between my furry family, which currently consists of 12 cats and 3 dogs and creating costume jewelry. Most of my jewelry is inspired by vintage pieces, although I am working with a few more contemporary designs lately.


My creative side has always been important, and I have dabbled in painting, sketching, sewing, quilting and all kinds of needlework, ceramics, porcelain painting – just about every craft or hobby I have run across, and recently dug out my kiln and want to develop some skill with enameling. I strung my first necklace when all I could afford was wooden beads and shells, and have inundated friends and family with gifts of jewelry ever since.


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To see gorgeous Artisan jewelry please check out Mary Ann's shops.

Mary Ann, Mary Ann Designs and Anna’s Vintage Jewelry Information Site

Anna's Vintage Jewelry on Ruby Lane


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WINNING NAME IS:
Flapper Flair
Submitted by:
DEB AHRENDT


Long four strand necklace made of various shapes, sizes and colors of wooden beads.  Silver beads accent the strands, and a silver loop motif with a tassel completes the design.

"Smokin Hot Grand Finale"
"Earth Colors"
"The Fringe of Perfection"
"Autumn Harvest"
"Sunset Swagger"
"Simply A Maize Zing"
"Flapper Flair"
"Flaming Embers"
"BoHo swirl"
"Nature at it’s Best"
"Amber Sunset"
"Wooden You Love Me"
"Uptown vs Downtown"
"Chica Chica Boom Chic (A song sung b..."
"Cascades of Red Hot Deliciousness"
"Succulent Succotash"
"Indian Summer"
"The Best Side of Summer"
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MARY ANN DOCKTOR-SMITH

"Mary Ann loves designing with natural stone beads and vintage elements such as leaves and flowers.Many of her pieces include vintage and hand-wired centerpieces and dangles.Almost all of her designs have movement when worn.

Mary Ann enjoys working with all types of beads, and loves to design in unusual color combinations and asymmetrical patterns.  And she very much welcomes the annual JR Artisan Week as an opportunity to create something new!"


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Enjoy seeing Esther's fab jewelry at this link:
Vintage Objects


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WINNING NAME IS:
Night of Mystery and Romance
Submitted by:
DELORES BENEDICT

I created these dangly earrings from vintage brass stampings that I painted silver tone & sealed.  I combined the black Swarovski rondell crystals with Swarovski clear crystals in between and finished it off with tiny silver beads on the bottom.  When the light catches the facets in the crystals, they sparkle like crazy!

"Gypsy Soul"
"Black Tie Affair"
"Boho Beautiful"
"Crystal Belles of the Ball"
"Crystal is the New Black"
"Crystal Chandelier Sparkling in the ..."
"Night of Mystery and Romance"
"Midnight Sparkle"
"Class Act"
"Champagne and Chandelier"
"Evening at the Palace"
"Sophisticated Sparkle"
"Raindrops from the Desert Sky"
"Woven Starlight"
"Celebration by Candle Light"
"Stepping out on the Town"
"Dripping Delight"
"Twilight Cascade"
"Belle of the Ball"
"Wedding Belles"
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Esther Menashe

I learned how to make jewelry over 25 years ago from a sweet man who owned a bead shop next to my husband’s business, he taught me all about jewelry making.   I started creating jewelry and began selling it to my friends.  The response was so well that I decided to start selling at arts and crafts shows at churches in the Miami, Florida area during the late 70’s throughout the 90’s.   I’ve been designing jewelry ever since and it’s a wonderful and enjoyable form of creativity for me.


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MORE OF OUR TALENTED JEWELRY RING ARTISANS:

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VERA BATTEMARCO

"I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and my fascination with stones started at a very early age. Perhaps it was my mother's fabulous sense of style and appreciation of this beautiful planet we live in, combined with her love of all things hand made that rubbed off on me.

As a small child she would take me to all types of classes from classic oil painting to sewing. Once she gave me my first pair of pliers I really found my calling. At first I worked with vintage beads and non-precious metals until I discovered precious material. By then I had gained enough self confidence to venture into this wonderful resource.

GetGlam on Etsy


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DOTTY STRINGFIELD

"Dotty specializes in Renaissance Jewelry by Dorothea for costumes, stage and weddings"

ORIGINAL JEWELRY BY DOROTHEA


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BARBARA JONES

"I started metalsmithing about 5 years ago after many years admiring the fabrication of vintage costume jewelry and taking a class in jewelry design and construction at my local college. I've always loved rocks so creating jewelry around some of my favorite pieces came naturally. Presently I sell (or give away), my pieces to family and friends. I have some great designs in my head, it's just finding more time to work in my shop.
I have been a licensed mental health therapist for about 15 years and I find that hammering and working on metal is a great escape, as is my Harley Davidson motorcycle. It's all about finding a good balance and this combination works well for me."

Barbara's Artisan album


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LINDA HEBERLING

"I have several types of crafted jewelry which I market as YJ Originals. The various forms of my more complex jewelry creations are inspired by either 1) a love of abstract and miniature art, 2) years of sewing and fabric crafts, or 3) the exquisite beadwork of Miriam Haskell.  More than anything, color and design are uppermost in my mind when I create."

Linda's Artisan Jewelry


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MELISSA HATFIELD

"I grew up as an army brat traveling from location to location. I started collecting rocks and minerals as a little girl. This turned into the love of sparkling gems  and led to my career a jewelry designer.  I love to work in gold with unusual gemstones, but my very favorite "gems" are pearls, and creating unusual pieces with colored pearls, gemstones, and sterling and gold beads.   I also breed horses and stand the purebred Arabian stallion, Ziaggo, the equine love of my life.  And yes, his bridle is decorated with two rows of brilliant AB rhinestones!!!"

Ultimate Adornment


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HEATHER ALEXANDER

My name is Heather, I am a 30-something mom of two young kids and I have been a passionate sea glass collector and vintage treasure hunter since childhood. I am a member of the Vintage Jewelry Sellers of Etsy Team and The Jewelry Ring.

When it comes to beach treasures and antique treasures, my mom has been my main influence on both fronts. I was raised and trained in our family owned estate sale, appraisal and auction business. In fact, I am a working apprasier too!

Heather Alexander Designs


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MILDRED DENNEY
  "MILLI"

Milli says: "I'm Crazy about Joolz, but also crazy about my dog 'Harry'.Glitz, Glamour and Dogs, life's very best cocktail!


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ANDIE HAYNES

I've been an artist since 1971. In the 90's I discovered the world of printmaking and currently belong to the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. My unique "stamp" on my work is that I do hand stitching into the paper.

My current artistic skills have travelled to my head (literally). I couldn't find a decent headband that would stay put in my hair. The availability of quality and beauty just wasn't out there. Then, quite by accident, I discovered the most fantastic world of vintage jewelry. At the Long Beach Vintage Flea Market a blinding sparkle caught my eye. I went to investigate and ended up purchasing my first brooch (an adorable Weiss rhinestone bug). and she matched my headband perfectly. Without a doubt a serendipitous event had occurred and I've never been happier.

Andie Haynes' Shop on Etsy


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BONNIE LYNN WILL

"Bonnie creates one of a kind jewelry pieces using ancient trade beads from Mali, Tibet, Ghana, China and from the Native American trade."

Experience something different and exotic.Visit Bonnie's Etsy shop.

LefiaLynn Creations


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KARI BRYDE

"Novel Approach creates "au courant" bridge jewelry designs with a focus on Repurposing (Repurposing is breathing life into unused jewelry). Kari Bryde is the designer and owner of Novel Approach and her background in Interior Design gives her work an identifiable and unique style.'


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Carol Scheer

"What I like to do most is create.  It can be jewelry, writing, designing or inventions.  Whenever the creative muse whispers to me I listen, and where ever it takes me I follow.  Some were short walks. Others were long journeys.  Every one was a gift of grace."

My Earring Buddy


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RONDA ALLMAN

Greetings from Rondar the Barbarian! I have a lot of experience in graphic design, painting, art, and vintage costume jewelry. So I've combined some of these to create and reinvent costume jewelry using the bits and pieces of vintage I find. It's exciting and fun for me and I hope my creations are for you too.

GREAT BARBARIAN VINTAGE REINVENTED


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JAN COX

"Jan specializes in artisan jewelry featuring glass and lamp work beads. Most of her custom orders are for bracelets. She and partner Bob Brown are co-owners of Aged and Opulent Jewelry and she sells on Ruby Lane under Edgewater Vintage Jewels."

JAN'S ARTISAN JEWELRY


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Nuria Sanchez

"Brief Bio, that is always so difficult. But here we go;
I have ADD when it comes to Jewelry making. I used to bead a lot quite a few years ago, and somehow just lost interest as I picked up other things I wanted to try. I am happy that my love for jewelry never went away. My interest with making jewelry is to use anything that I can upcycle into a new piece. Learning how to do this as I go along, since I just started making My Creations."

Enjoy more of Nuria's designs at this link:

Nuria's Album


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ELIZABETH WATSON

"Working with my hands in the creative process has always fascinated me. I am especially attracted to the intersection of craft and art, and to things that can only be made or assembled by hand. I am always looking for new ways to put jewelry elements together, whether they are new components or broken vintage fragments. As a full-time flute maker and a part-time musician, I strive to find time (and space) to continue this exploration, urged on and encouraged by my online jewelry friends."


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BETSY KEEP

"As a child, I had no jewelry because of my Mom’s beliefs but, as an adult I have made up for it!  I started making jewelry 30 years ago when I worked in a bead shop.  I am almost neurotic about throwing anything away so recycle any good beads.  I love all the wonderful glass beads made in the 40’s and 50’s and use loads of it.  I use Swarovski and Czech modern beads just for the sparkle but prefer the vintage crystal.  The only materials I use from China are fresh water pearls which Lilly, the boss boxer, thinks are especially yummy.  I like to think I am making tomorrow’s heirlooms today."


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MELISSA TEAGUE

Melissa is on the right and her sis Lori is on the left.
Mel-is for Melissa and Lo-is for Lori..there you have Mello Stuff.And Melissa says: "Because we're truly committed to honoring originality, none of these products will be duplicated."


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NANCY HOPPER-CADY

"Best Quote: At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first. Ethel Merman
And my quote: There is no junk jewelry!
My creations are made from discarded bits and pieces of jewelry or single earrings. I find each and every piece fascinating, just waiting for a new life in wearable jewelry."


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BRAD ELFRINK

"At Elvencraft Studios you will find collectible hand-carved buttons, whimsical bakelite jewelry, figural nutcrackers and other woodcarvings, along with pen and ink drawings, prints and other artwork.  All of the items shown are Brad's personal creations and the majority of them are one-of-a-kind items."


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KATHY TAYLOR

I am close to being a hoarder and hate to throw away broken jewelry. So, I try to think of ways to salvage some the broken pieces. Am I an artisan?  Not compared to our wonderful true artisans. Our true artisans have given me inspiration. I am kind of like the Little Engine…”I think I can, I think I can”, if you’re old enough to remember that!


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ANN TORSETH

"I am captured by the beauty of vintage beads, especially the Czech, German, and Venetian (Murano).  My hunt focuses on those beads from the 1930's and earlier.  In particular, I find many of the Venetian beads as a work of art.  In addition, I have also been hooked on ethnic beads.  Africa is the major area of fascination.  With little to work with, the Africans have made amazing beads."


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Mary Jane Mouw

I started making jewelry several years ago when I couldn’t find pieces I desired, or if I did I couldn’t afford.  I then found it was a good outlet for stress from my real world job; I could lose myself and turn off thoughts of that for a while.  
I am inspired by everything; vintage jewelry, nature, sometimes the material alone tells me what it wants to be…maybe even if I had “something else” in mind.  I love working with glass, crystal, natural gemstones and materials, mixing them up.  I love tracking down new-old stock vintage elements to incorporate into my pieces.  I really love when I can get a torch going or a big hammer and pound away at something like making my own settings for some vintage stone I can’t find settings for.
I’m about big statement runway looks, but not so big they can’t be worn in the real world.   My jewelry is for the woman that knows who she is; confident, strong and feminine all at the same time.


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