in past years, I am thankful for the people who either shared
their designs with me or suggested potential designs. They
include: Gloria Adams (Basic Bead Earrings), Evelyn Gantnier
(Evelyn's Earrings), Maureen Gravitt (Paper Bead Earrings),
Ann Metz (Bail for Drilled Cabochon), John Norred (Pronged
Cabochon Ring), Rowan Rose (Rowan Rose Earrings), Duane Southerland
(Bead Pendant), and Jan Stevens (Teardrop of Joy Pendant).
am indebted to Gail Allen for editing this book. She also
provided editorial comments on a number of my earlier books.
Kathy Morris designed my Web site, and she has maintained
it for a number of years. Both ladies have made my life so
appreciate the comments and suggestions from students who
had a chance to test many of the draft procedures. Those students
include ones at William Holland in 2010 and at workshops with
the Columbia, SC Gem and Mineral Club in 2010 and 2011.
after the Table of Contents are four pages of photographs
of jewelry made based on the procedures in this book. I hope
you will find them useful.
suggestions you have for improving this or my other books
would be greatly appreciated. Also, please contact me if you
have a design you are willing to share with me for a future
photograph of the Tasmanian Devils on the cover was taken
at an animal refuge near Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. When
they screamed, as they are in this photograph, you could hear
them all over the park.