I've been a professional writer my entire adult life, first as a promotional copywriter at a New York publishing house and later as an award winning editorial writer for Cox newspapers. Still later, I worked in public relations writing speeches, articles, brochures, etc., etc.
In my late thirties, I became interested in manufacturing jewelry. What began as an avocation swiftly turned into a passionate vocation as I studied gemology and various jewelry manufacturing techniques and became aware of the wonderful work being done by studio jewelers today. I opened a gallery in Houston, Texas. It grew and I moved it to a larger space where I showed work by a number of important contemporary art jewelers.
Although I still maintain a small client base, today I'm writing, playing with video, doing a little traveling and following my son, a professional chef, around the kitchen with a towel and a sponge.
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Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing
by Fleury Sommers
Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing is for goldsmiths, jewelry designers and serious amateurs who want or need to learn how to string pearls and gemstones professionally. Three projects cover the basic techniques in this jewelry making niche. Upon completion the student can immediately begin manufacturing jewelry professionally as well as easily acquire new skills to develop a design vision.
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