I was a stay-at-home mom living in a second-floor walk-up in Chicago's Hyde Park district with my husband and two baby girls in the early 1970s. I had a lot of time on my hands and had always wanted to become a jeweler, so I bought books and created a small studio in our sun room where I could make stuff while still being able to take care of the children.
When we moved to Phoenix in 1975, I was extremely fortunate to find 2 jewelry designers, Bob and Gina Winston, who were selling out of a gallery in California -- but had their studio a few blocks from my new home -- who were willing to teach me. By 1980, I was entering my jewelry in juried gallery competitions in Arizona and California, sometimes winning 1st or 2nd place awards.
My writing career began in 1980 with the publication of "Jean's Arizona Fan Palm", the original faceting directions for a 3.4 carat citrine set in a 14 carat yellow gold ring in The Lapidary Journal that I designed for my faceting instructor's wife. Subsequently, many of my original jewelry designs have been published in international trade magazines such as Jewelry Artist, Step-by-Step Beads, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry, Jewelry Arts & Lapidary Journal to name a few. Several of these designs have been reproduced in my book, Handcrafted Jewelry Step by Step, available from Amazon.com in digital format or from CreateSpace as a paperback book (Title ID: 4091310 ISBN-13: 978-1481217323).
Click here to see all of my books available on Amazon.com. I have books in English, Spanish, and Italian.
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