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Beaded JewelryMarilyn Aronson

 “I get so attached to what I do (a labor of love), that I just wanted to keep everything.“

Marilyn is a sculptural bead artist who has been beading for twenty years. She gets so attached to what she does (a labor of love), that she just wants to keep everything.  Marilyn loves color and she loves the very tiny glass beads.

Twenty years ago, Marilyn was walking down Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, and saw a beaded necklace in a quilt store. She went into the store to find out if they gave lessons which they didn’t. The necklace was wonderful, and she wanted to learn how to do it.

She went home to Las Vegas, whereby she found a bead store that gave lessons. For her first piece, she couldn’t even thread the needle. She went on to make a large piece, which she thought was wonderful.

Later she went into a bead store in Seattle wearing the necklace. She showed the owner of the shop the piece she had made from a design in a magazine. The owner said, “I am the designer!” Marilyn was amazed.  She then remade the necklace with the help of the designer, and from that moment on, she was hooked.