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Nonnie is my nickname and has been since I was about 6 years old, which is eons ago, as I am now 54. My interest in making jewelry began with faceted gemstones – studying, identifying and making jewelry with them. From that I somehow began buying beads which then led to my beading habit. Now it has been about a year and I have enjoyed every single minute of it, the shopping as well as the beading. I’ve turned one of the spare bedrooms into my “Gem Room” and it’s my “happy place”. It’s where I go to relax and when I have been inspired to create something. I have a couple of desks, beads hanging on the wall, a super comfortable futon, my computer, and stacks and stacks of beads to play with.
My wonderful husband of umpteen million years lovingly supports my beading habit. We have 2 sons that we are very proud of and 1 beautiful daughter in law. Update – I now have my first grandchild. His name is Thomas and he is cute as a button! He was born January 27, 2012.

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  • Chickie Nonnie T
    On April 7, 2012 Chickie Nonnie T said:

    Still looking for eggs…..

  • Chickie Nonnie T
    On February 17, 2012 Chickie Nonnie T said:

    Hi everyone! Just want to let you know, I have my first grandchild. His name is Thomas. He was born January 27th and he already has me wrapped around his finger….

  • Chickie Nonnie T
    On November 19, 2010 Chickie Nonnie T said:

    Hi Chickies! I just want to announce my new shop on Etsy. I’m still in the process of adding items, I had no idea it would take so long…I hope this is the right way to get there – http://www.gemstonesonmymind.etsy.com

    Any helpful suggestions are welcome and wanted! I haven’t had a first sale yet, but I do have a collection of hearts(if that means anything). I really don’t expect or want to have tons of sales, I basically want to get my stuff out there and support my habit(I know you know what I mean!). So, please, send me suggestions or ideas! Thanks!

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    On October 18, 2010 Deb D Grammy Chick said:

    Thanks so much for your friendship, Nonnie!

  • Chickie Nonnie T
    On August 25, 2010 Chickie Nonnie T said:

    i’m going crazy here with no beading – i had carpal tunnel surgery a few days ago and can’t do a thing with my right hand! HELP!

  • Chickie Nonnie T
    On June 18, 2010 Chickie Nonnie T said:

    OK, I bought my first polymer clay yesterday, you guys have influenced me. So, now what do I do with it? Any Tips?

  • Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    On March 28, 2010 Dizzy Chick Lori Z said:

    I’m pretty sure it will post here and on the Garden main page. Happy Hunting!

  • Chickie Nonnie T
    On March 28, 2010 Chickie Nonnie T said:

    Ok, Here I am looking for eggs again! This is my first wire post. I’m not quite sure what will happen when I hit the ”post message” button. Does it stay in my profile or does it go public somewhere? If it does I just want to say ”Hi Everyone!”


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