|Contact me at 910-398-5514 (cell)
OR email me at:
Gallery and Gifts
The Calabash Cottages
10152 Beach Drive SW Suite 6
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5pm
|I LOVE MAKING JEWELRY..... I have been designing jewelry since I was a child.
From rings n' things to using the telephone wire my Dad use to bring me home from work.
degree in Jewelry design I worked in the retail end of business in a few different national jewelry
chains giving me customer service experience. Upon graduation I was hired at Schlesinger & Krauss
in NJ, a finding corporation that manufactured gold and diamond jewelry for many different jewelry
stores. This experience taught me how to make jewelry in mass production and to organize my time.
From there, I had the opportunity to work for a Master bench jeweler. He taught me the fine craft of
fixing jewelry. I learned a lot about soldering gold and stringing pearls.
I decided then and there, I never wanted to fix jewelry but to create it!
As I started my family, I began my own part-time business to supplement the family income.
I also made jewelry working from home for different silver jewelry craftsmen. This allowed me to be that
stay at home Mom that enjoyed baking cookies, coaching baseball, and raising my four children.
When the kids got older I started attending craft fairs and selling my own jewelry through galleries.
Life threw me a curve in 2001, when I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer, called Neuroendocrine
Cancer, which now metastasized in 2018 into my lower intestines and Stage 4 Liver Cancer. With the
blessing of Dr. Yi-Zarn Wang, Chairman of Neuroendocrine Tumor Research and Treatment Center at
the Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University In Dallas,Tx operating on me. He saved my life.
With the constant help of my husband Alex, family, dear friends and my faith in God
I am doing well and living a full life!
Having Cancer has changed my whole outlook on life.
I have learned every day is truly a gift.
So being able to create a piece of jewelry for someone brings so much joy to me.
My store It is Unique....its a Jewelry Store with my jewelry along with several other different jewelry
artists - Arts Gallery featuring over 75 talented Artists, including my husband's watercolors.
Amazing Art at Affordable Prices....
2020 starts my 10th year in my store, and I have 8 grandkids I love to talk about! I look forward every
year to seeing all my faithful customers that come back every season. The friendships I have made are
priceless, and I look forward to making new ones daily! So when you are in Calabash, please, take the
time to stop in and visit the gallery. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
There is always something for everybody at WENDY’S.