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  • I want to tell you that the leather macrame’ & pearl necklace and matching bracelet is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for customizing it for me. They are so unique and beautiful! I wanted to send you a 5 Star (5 out of 5) rating. If there are people who are thinking about these pieces, I want to encourage them to act on it and be assured that these leather macrame’ pieces are quality and even lovelier in person.
    -Nancy M.

  • Review on our Yelp Business Page:
    I ordered a custom necklace and bracelet set for my mother-in-law's birthday/retirement.  It came out BEAUTIFULLY!  She was thrilled with the jewelry and so excited that it had been made specifically for her, in the colors she loves. It was exactly what I had hoped for!
    -Abbey S.

  • Review on our Yelp Business Page:
    We recently purchased some jewelry for our daughter and it turned out to be beautiful!! She said that it was exactly her style. The descriptions that came with the jewelry were very precise. I also acquired a bracelet for my wife and it is beautiful. Can't be happier!!!
    -Eddie G.

Profile: Rocks and Minerals by Accident, Jewelry by Design

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The Beginning

Education Can Be Exciting

Education Can Be Exciting

  •  When I moved to this area of NE Oklahoma, I was shocked to learn about the contamination of the land, water, vegetation and high lead levels in children due to the area's history of lead and zinc mining. This is also a floodprone area. After a flood, when waters recede, the trees and land are stained orange from contamination. I took this image of mine water gushing from a mine void and it runs directly to a nearby stream. 
  • Although my bachelor degree is in the arts, I decided to pursue a masters in science with hopes I could help with the environment.  

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Education Can Be Exciting

Education Can Be Exciting

Education Can Be Exciting

  • I took this photo during the semester I was taking a course in remote sensing. I was watching the injection of chat (waste rock from lead/zinc mining) into a mine void. The air in the water became too much and when the pump was turned off, the chat blew back out with great force.  
  • Every semester we participated in field trips and those experiences led to my love of rocks and minerals-I became a rockhound. 
  • Toward the end of my university experience, I took a geology course in gemology and I was hooked! I am fascinated by their history, crystalline structure, how a trace amount of a mineral will change the color and value of a gem, other influences on gemstone jewelry, art and design, and more. 

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It Was Kismet!

Education Can Be Exciting

It Was Kismet!

  •  And since I have a lifelong love of art and a need to create, it was natural for me to have a desire to create gemstone jewelry and items for the home. That was how my jewelry journey began and Sparkle Sister is the next leg of the journey! 
  • By the way, the title of my final research project for my masters is "An Analysis of the Neosho and Spring River basins for spatial and temporal variabilities and chemical trends in the Tri-State Mining District of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri."