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My name is Tracy. About 13 yrs ago I had a gastric bypass. As for weight loss, worked like a charm. I have not been over 130lbs in over 10 yrs. Unfortunately I have been down to 80lbs., near death twice and have had 6 more major surgeries and left with an internal mess and I am now permanently disabled, all as a result of the initial surgery. So, now I spend my time at home making jewelry. I have an online store, Nutkitten’s Handcrafted Jewelry. Being on disability, I can’t afford expensive handcrafted jewelry, so I gear my pieces to be affordable to others like myself who love handcrafted jewelry but cannot afford the high-end prices. The URL is to my showroom which links directly to my store.

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  • nutkitten commented on the Design “Fancy Pink Barefoot Sandal”   6 years, 9 months ago

    I thought I might add that if you are worried about water or moisture seeping into the tigertail (between the coating and the wire) and causing corrosion, simply dab some clear nail polish on the tips of the wire to seal. And, regarding stretchy cord, I cannot see salt water (being at the beach) doing anything [...]

  • nutkitten commented on the Design “Fancy Pink Barefoot Sandal”   6 years, 9 months ago

    HI, Karen, the reason for using small seed beads, especially for the piece that goes around the toe is that they are so small that with normal walking, they really don’t come into contact with the ground too much. As far as in water, as long as your beads are colorfast, no problem. Also, and [...]

  • nutkitten commented on the Design “Rose Quartz Romance Bracelet”   6 years, 9 months ago

    This bracelet is beautiful!

  • nutkitten commented on the Design “Hearts and Crystals”   6 years, 9 months ago

    Is kinda funny, I was thinking, “These are so adorable” then noticed that that is exactly what Karen said. So, these must truly fit the definition of adorable. And they are. I love them!

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    On June 30, 2011 nutkitten said:

    Awhile back I posted my dream catcher earrings. A couple of people asked about a tutorial. I have a tutorial in .pdf format available at DIY Jewelry lessons. It can be downloaded here: Thanks everyone

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    On March 31, 2011 nutkitten said:

    After browsing through the fantastic pieces on this site, I had to join. I had a gastric bypass which left me disabled so now i spend my time making jewelry. Being on disability it is hard for me to afford expensive handcrafted jewelry. So, I decided to make my pieces affordable to others, like myself, who love handcrafted jewelry but can’t afford the high-end prices. I use mostly glass beads as opposed to gemstone beads. Again, the pieces on this site are fantastic!

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