It was around May of 2007 when I was introduced to a lovely young lady by the name of Pualana Lemelle, a friend of my daughter Amanda. At the time, Pualana was a member of the Fashion Forum and wrote for the then Honolulu Advertiser. Pualana wanted to see my jewelry so Amanda arranged a meeting between myself and Pualana. Pualana loved my jewelry. I gave her a pair of gold dangle earrings that were very exotic and sultry. It looked lovely on her. In fact, here is a pic of her wearing the earrings. Be sure to click number 4 at the numbered selections. There you will see her at the U Magazine Launch Party on June 2007. Pualana has moved and is now living in Oregon.

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After the Chic in the City event mentioned in my previous post, folks who saw my jewelry at the event and even those that purchased some pieces, started to contact me to purchase more or wanted to meet with me to see more of my designs. Some folks wanted to have another look at the jewelry and see more that were not at the event. Also, a few wanted to discuss my process and since my pieces are made up of found objects combined with new, they wanted to know the story behind the pieces. That was always nice, to meet at various places, have coffee or iced tea, make new friends and discuss some of my favorite subjects, design, art and life.

My daughter Amanda, made a new friend just around the time of
Chic in the City, her name is Anya Rozova. Anya is the runner up of season 10 of America’s Next Top Model. Anya lives here in Hawaii.
She has become not only my daughter Amanda’s friend, but also part of our family. She fell in love with my jewelry and now is the owner of several of my pieces. Here is a picture of Anya wearing
a pair of my earring designs that she now owns and my daughter Amanda wearing one of my necklaces. They are at a gathering at The Little Oven, a wonderful bakery/cafe
owned by Joyce, a friend of Amanda’s. If you are able to, please check it out, her baked goods are divine, great service and ambience.

Anya Rozova and Amanda Stevens at The Little Oven

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Since I moved back from the San Francisco Bay area on November 1999, I spent some time creating jewelry, and only sold to friends and peers at my job. It was rewarding and I was fueled by the appreciation and admiration of my art and skills by my friends and peers. I did not create as much as I would have liked to because at the time, I was working at a very stressful full time job. I retired a year ago and decided to fulfill my life long dream of doing my wearable art designs full time. Of course the idea of working at home was another incentive. I was invited to have a table to display and sell my jewelry at the very successful event, Chic in The City. My daughter, Amanda Stevens, planned this event. Here is an image of Cheryl, Laura and Amanda at the event.

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