I was fortunate to grow up in Hawaii in the 50's when it was still a territory. As an adult I've been blessed to live in many beautiful areas of our country, but there is nothing, for me, as wonderful as the beaches on Oahu.
Years ago I was given two shoe boxes filled with tiny seed beads, that were hundreds of years old, by a Lakota woman from Pierre, South Dakota. I knew I would learn to work with them the minute I opened the boxes. In 1984 I returned to Pacific Grove, California and started the first bead store in the area.
Beads led me to metalsmithing and I attended Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts for two years. I had the good fortune to be taught by some of the best artists in this field. I sold the store in 1990 and started designing and fabricating jewelry under the name of Stuff I Like.
I work with the highest quality gemstones, glass beads and the finest crystals in the world that have been made for over 100 years. I love combining them with metals. Sometimes I use the vintage beads and crystals that I saved from my store.
The crystal pendulums can be purchased from my Etsy store. Here is the link.