Local jewelry stores (Northern VA & MD)
Nationwide jewelry stores and sources
Favorite Jewelry Artists
International Gem and Jewelry Show
Jewelry shows and venues (for bodacious supplies of stones, beads, and findings)
Stars Beads (Vienna)
The Bead Society of Greater Washington
Accents Beads (Rockville)
Thunderbird Jewelry Supply (Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and Gallup)
Thomason's Stone Supply (Albuquerque)
Mama's Minerals (Albuquerque)
Other Artist Friends
Alleyne Dickens http://web.mac.com/alleynedickens1/AlleyneDickens/Alleyne_Dickens.html
Alleyne is an award-winning historical fiction writer, and also a super lady! She published an amazingly interesting book in 2019 entitled "Saving Verity."
Carol Savage www.travelingsavage.com/
Carol creates amazing pieces with rare and tribal beads, large chunky stones, and is an award-winning artist--a wonderful lady, too!
Contact me at
Tucson Gem Show
Danuta Kania www.utahtextures.com and on Etsy, "Anything Discovered"
Danuta is a gifted photographer and painter, capturing breathtaking photos of national parks in Utah and the west. I met Danuta hiking up through the Virgin Narrows River in Zion National Park in 2003. We both are taken with the beauty of the state of Utah.
Bonnie's Beads (Colorado Springs)