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SharylsJewelry

Location

Shawnee, KANSAS (KS), United States

Quick Blurb

I design and hand-craft jewelry with care, each piece is one-of-a-kind. I want you to feel special wearing my jewelry!

Interests

handmade, metal working, wire, polymer clay, components, beads, pendants, handcrafted ceramic beads, artisan-made lampwork beads, gemstones, glass crystal beads

Skills and Techniques

Creating metal pendants, earring dangles and components (bails, metal and wire clasps, ear wires). Creating polymer clay beads, pendants, and buttons.

Find me online @:

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Get to Know

I'm Sharyl, maker of metal components and polymer clay pendants and beads.

I also design hand-crafted jewelry using items I make and other artisan's lampwork, pottery, and enameled beads, as well as gemstones and pearls.

I make each piece to be different from the next. I like to feel unique, and I imagine those who wear my jewelry appreciate that too. I take care in designing and crafting my jewelry in the hopes that those who wear my jewelry will feel special in it.

While I spend a great deal of my time with this business, I am a librarian by profession. After years working in university, government, and public libraries, I now do my library work "virtually." (No, that's not the same as "virtually working!" I still do the real thing, just online from my home office!)

Speaking of my home office, it's also where my jewelry business is stationed, so I do a lot of living in this room!

I find my two businesses offer the wonderful balance of intellectual work and artistic endeavor I've always longed for.

Bio Photo Gallery

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    Welcome to my office/workroom/studio! This is my workbench where my metal work gets made. To the left is my photo tent. I can't depend on going out of doors to photograph my works. It's often the middle-of-the-night when this job gets done!

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    My desk area, where the business side of things takes place!

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    A small portion of my bead storage sits on one of two antique table-desks in my room. There is an additional cabinet, brought from Germany with my ancestors, that stores more bead cases and items ready to sell! Book cases and the closet store office and shipping supplies.

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    My polymer clay making takes place in the kitchen, where I have a dedicated oven and a sink handy for clean-up! Jewelry-making often takes place on the dining room table. Seems I will not be contained!