Classy Gems jewelry is the perfect accessory for any occasion.

In 2003, I found myself between jobs. My previous experience was in IT and I had been working as a data base analyst. My husband and I discussed the future and he encouraged me to think about what I'd really like to do and what would make me happy. I was much too young (53) not to be working and needed something to do, but what?

I found myself quite fascinated with beaded jewelry and decided to take a class to learn how to make it. That class propelled me into starting my own business which I named Classy Gems. My goal was to make the classiest and most unique individual pieces I possibly could and that continues after all these years.

My jewelry is sold at the Milan Gallery in downtown Fort Worth, Texas; Vagabond Treasures (an Artisan Co-op) in Fort Worth, Texas; the Czech Heritage Museum gift shop in Temple, Texas; the Simply Chic boutique in West Plains, Missouri; and by a vendor who sells it for me at military installations throughout the United States. In addition, I continue to do an occasional trunk show or convention here and there.

My search for new and interesting beads never stops and creating jewelry from these beads is a great source of enjoyment for me. I make elegant and unique handcrafted pieces composed of high quality materials that will remain fashionably relevant and last a lifetime. My designs are never mass produced and are versatile as well as affordable.

Treat yourself to a timeless jewelry piece or find a personalized gift that shows someone you care. Most of all, enjoy wearing your Classy Gems jewelry!