Hi! I am Cathy, owner of Jewlz, Jewelry & Beadcraft, LLC. From 2006 through 2012, I had a storefront in Layton, Utah, however due to the economic downturn, I closed the store with intentions to go online with my business. Much of that changed through 2013 and most of 2014 as I became completely involved in care-giving for my elderly mother who passed away August 29th, 2014.
I will always be grateful to my mom, Laura, who got me started and taught me much about beads, gemstones and making and selling jewelry. She had been beading and selling beads for 30 years in northern California, until she became ill with leukemia in 2005. She came to Utah to live with me so I could care for her in my home. We found fantastic doctors here who treated her with new drugs that slowed the progression of the leukemia so she was able to work with me in the store until her last year.
I hope to use this blog to update on the news of gemstones, beads, findings and jewelry making styles and techniques.