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A lovely article about the Jeweled Heron by Lisa Walker England! It was a delight to work with her on this piece. She makes me sound amazing! *laughs*

 Originally posted on Lisa Walker England:

Sometimes, it’s refreshing to break outside your own sphere of creativity and step into someone else’s. This week, I’m excited to enter the world of Heather Surma, the talented jewelry artist behind The Jeweled Heron.

“I have been making jewelry in one form or another since I was eight years old,” explains Heather from her home in Wisconsin. “My grandmother encouraged me by purchasing all the beads Jo-Ann Fabrics had when they were going out of business down by where I lived. I still remember her sweeping them into the cart armfulls at a time. My eyes must have been huge!”

To this day, Heather feels the weight of that investment, and the pride and faith her grandmother demonstrated through it. 

“I have always wanted to repay that kindness by making beautiful things.”

It’s not surprising, either, that Heather come from a family of creators. Her mother painted ceramics and her grandfather painted canvas, while…

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Last Friday I had the honor of having a Jewelry Party for one of my friends and her Mother-in-Law.  She decided that she wanted to try her hand at the Super Simple Bracelet and was quick to gather some friends to join her!

It was a blast!  We had some amazing snacks and drinks while we worked on our bracelets and I think they all did a wonderful job!

Thank you ladies for letting me share with you my obsession with beads!


Finally finished EllaD2’s Morning Glory Pattern.  The petals were a little unstable when completed so I added a few crystals to keep it from wobbling when worn.  I love the extra sparkle!

This pattern was definitely easier the second time around but it still takes a whole lot of time to complete.  This piece can be made into a necklace or if you prefer, a brooch or hairpin!  I should have it up on the webpage soon!