The year 2011 has been an exciting one for me and my husband, Yates. We celebrated my 70th birthday and our 27th wedding anniversary during a 110-day around the world cruise. We got to see so many places that I had only dreamed of visiting. As always, I was on the lookout for interesting jewelry. Three of the designs in this book are based on jewelry I saw during the cruise.

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As 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).

I 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 much easier.

I 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.

Included 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.

Any 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 book.

The 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.

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To purchase these books the prices are as follows:

Volume's Basic through Six - $14.00 per book
Volume's Seven through Fifteen - $15.00 per book
Exclusively Prongs - $25.00
Shipping & Handling - $5.00 for up to three books(Exclusively Prongs considered as 2 books)
$10.00 for all 16 books

Please e-mail or call (803)649-2262 to place an order

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