For those of you who do not know my background I had a beaded jewelry business 20 years ago when the "Bohemian" look was called the "Gypsy" look!
From there I went into a career in fundraising for various non-profits offering services to people with AIDS, Developmentally Disabled, Mentally Ill and Homeleness. All the while still collecting, drooling and, yes, even fondling gems! For the last 10 years I have been working as a Free-Lance PR and Marketing Professional. This has afforded me the ability to return to my first love!
I am currently taking Jewelry Design and Lapidary classes at Venice Adult School (Venice, CA) and taking classes toward my Graduate Gemologist certification from the Gemological Institute of America.
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"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." -Goethe