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A circuitous route to jewelry-making

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A circuitous route to jewelry-making

You might not know that I only became a full-time jewelry-maker when I was 51. At 18, I took a course and was seriously bitten by the metalsmithing bug. Then I did an apprenticeship with a local jeweler one summer. I got sidetracked into journalism and ended up writing and editing for about 30 years, which worked well when I had my kids. But I'd always hoped to get back to jewelry. I finally took a refresher course when I was 50 and that was it! I started with a tiny studio in a little porch in Toronto. And more courses. Then came my online shop. About...

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