The true artists are the
wonderful and talented people who make the beads I use in my jewelry
designs. I just try to put their gorgeous creations with components that
will properly show them off so we can all enjoy them as we wear them.
Because these artists are the true creative force and genuine talent
involved in the jewelry I create, I would like to recognize some of the
artists I purchase from on a regular basis. I have listed their names in
alphabetical order so as not to discriminate in any way. Quite frankly, if I
had to choose a favorite, it would be extremely difficult! They are true
masters of their art and I can't say enough good things about them and the
amazing beads they create. But the greatest and most exciting discovery I
have made is this: I have found these wonderful master crafts people to be
some of the nicest, friendliest and kindest people I have ever had the
pleasure of knowing!
I hope you will visit their web sites and enjoy their beautiful work. If I
could secure their permission, I have included a link that will take you to
their web site or to their eBay auctions. They don't get enough recognition
for being the master crafts people they truly are and I am determined to
give some well deserved credit where it is due! I want everyone to know how
wonderful these warm, genuine people are. I also want to make sure they get
some overdue recognition for being the gifted artists and intensely creative
individuals they are.
I would like to extend a special note of appreciation to Karl and Krista
Tseu, the "Daddy and Mommy Fish" of the "5 Fish Designs" family
(link right). Not only are they both VERY gifted glass artists, their help
with my web site and encouragement about my jewelry has kept me going so
many times during the past years, I'm forever indebted to them. When I have
doubted my abilities, they have lifted me up and urged me to
continue. Though I only recently met them in person, they have given so much
to me...the most valuable of which is their friendship. That is the gift I
treasure the most and it is what I am the most grateful for!
Although saying "thank you" is inadequate, it comes from the heart. Some
people who come into our lives touch us more deeply than others and leave
wonderful pieces of themselves in the footprints they make in our heart and
soul. These pieces of themselves that they share are like diamonds or fine
gold, but better, for they have worth that is too great to be measured. I am
forever grateful for the diamonds and gold you both have shared with me. I
couldn't have made it this far without you - and honestly, I love you all so
much and find each day so much more rich because you are in my life, I can't
even imagine life without you in it!
I would also like to recognize and thank
Artistry in Silver.
I purchase a great deal of silver toggles, beads and bead caps from this
wonderful store because they always carry high quality silver and they are
totally reliable, standing behind everything they sell. They also
provide outstanding customer service. People and places like this are
not that easy to find! Fortunately, I have come into contact with some
terrific people while starting this new venture and Artistry in Silver's
owner is very high on my list of people I appreciate!