Sometimes it takes a while to decide how to use unusual beads or stones. These cloudy quartz nuggets had been in the stash for a while & nothing seemed quite right. When I got the vintage rhinestones it struck me that contrasting style & colors could work. I really like the way these turned out.
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Suzanne M Miner
Quirky SuZ designs
Eagle Rock MO
Quirky SuZ is the result of many creative ventures throughout my life. My parents encouraged all of their children to be adventurous and share their talents. I don’t remember any phase of my life when I didn’t have some kind of creative outlet.
I moved to the Ozarks in grade school and down to the borderlands after college. Yes, love was involved! After a few years of odd jobs, I became a high school teacher. For thirty years, I taught United States History, geography, and all other Social Studies subjects at Berryville High School. Teaching, sponsoring Student Council, and coaching Quiz Bowl kept me busy at school. I enjoyed decorating my classroom each year and always tried to make the displays attractive, motivational, and educational.
Through the years, I kept doing creative activities and enjoyed learning new skills. Daily work outfits often included jewelry and clothes that I made. Retirement allows me to spend many happy hours in my studio creating wonderful things to share.
My studio is Iris Cottage. It is a wonderful place to spend time and I am so fortunate to have a dedicated creative space!