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Helens_Unique_Creations

Location

Newbury Park, CA, United States

Quick Blurb

All parts of my sterling pendants are handmade. I create the designs used in my necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

Interests

SILVERSMITHING: Stones all set in 'sterling silver' with a solid SS back. All pieces stamped with my initials as well as SS to ensure they are original. KNOT TYING: most necklaces are tied with knots (silk thread) depending on size and weight.

Skills and Techniques

I was very fortunate to learn my silversmithing technique from a 'master silversmither' years ago. He taught me the right way to do things, not the quick way. That translated into being meticulous with my pieces. Each is unique, bringing the best out of the sterling silver and the stones. I'm especially proud of my knot tying. This skill has evolved through time, practice and a lot of patience. Typically pearls are knotted, but when applied to various size stones, the look is exceptional.

Get to Know

Through the years I have acquired many interests and hobbies. I have always been fascinated with what "our earth" produces.

Having gathered many beautiful rocks from camping expeditions with family and friends...I decided I wanted to learn lapidary skills (cutting and polishing rocks). Joining the local Gem and Mineral Club helped me achieve that goal. It was there I acquired the skill of cutting and polishing stones, as well as learning the art of 'silversmithing'. This experience was really the catalyst for my interest in jewelry making.

Whether it be 'silversmithing', 'knot tying' or using regular Beadalon in constructing necklaces, my philosophy has always been and will remain "KEEP IT SIMPLE!" I find that simple designs are timeless. They never seem to go out of style.

When selecting materials (especially semi-precious stones), I focus on quality, color, shape and uniqueness. My pieces are one-of-a-kind.

Now that I'm retired, I'm thankful to have more time to spend on this love of jewelry making. I hope you like what you see on my site. I look forward to hearing from you. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

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