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Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Designer--my cousin Sue Collier!

My cousin Sue from Valencia, CA visited me for the past week.  We have shared scrapbooking and other interests.  She is another great-granddaughter of my company's namesake--Catherine Najmajstr.  Our mothers are sisters.  In fact her mother also visited and stayed with my mother.  And Sue's son Chris stayed with me too. 
Sue and I before a hot air balloon ride we took with Chris

Anyways, on the first night she was here I showed her my beads.  She was very excited and I offered to show her how to make jewelry.  She started creating pieces that are awesome!  She definitely has some of Catherine in her.  We made several visits to Nawbin, the local bead store and took a class on jewelry making one night.  On her way out of Traverse City just by chance she sold a necklace to someone at the airport.  I will be selling her jewelry in our etsy and online store.  It was wonderful sharing this with Sue, along with everything else!  We had a wonderful visit.  I don't have any sisters and she is like a sister to me.

Some of Sue's creations from this past week:

The green one above is the piece she sold

 This green lampwork necklace (above) is the one she made that first night

And she even made Petoskey Stone jewelry- this looks beautiful on her, my photo does not do it justice:

And lastly, here are the earrings she made in the jewelry class:

Thanks Sue for visiting and for sharing in my passion. Great-grandmother Catherine is smiling on us now! Love you, Cuz!


  1. Great week,Kathy. Thank you! Can't wait to show you what I have been doing! Love you!

  2. I have known Sue for 30+ years and have been amazed at her creative talents (scrapbooks, blankets, crafts etc.) it comes as no surprise that she would pick up jewerly making so effortlessly. Beautiful jewerly Sue! xoxoxoxo


  3. Thank you for the kind words Margie!

  4. Can't wait to see what you have made! We need to talk prices so we can start selling your stuff!
    I signed up for the jewelry class on Weds and they remembered you--she said "You were here with Sue!" You make a postive impression on everyone!

    I had so much fun last week. It was so special, life changing.

  5. Say hello to everyone at Nawbins! Wish there was a Nawbins here!