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Jewelry creators ring up honor

Karl Polacek | Trib Total Media
Mary Jones (left) and Michelle Grimm (right), both of Bullskin Township, display their genuine Swarovski jewelry creations as part of the Artist of the Month program for June in the Fayette County Courthouse Law Library. Phorto taken May 29, 2014

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Saturday, June 7, 2014, 5:46 p.m.
 

What do you do when you and your friend have back surgeries at the same time and wind up with nothing to do in the winter?

For neighbors Mary Jones, 47, and Michelle Grimm, 48, of Bullskin Township, you make jewelry.

The two got together to make genuine Swarovski crystal jewelry. Their work is on display in the Artist of the Month program for June in the Fayette County Courthouse Law Library, on the second floor of the building.

“It's our hobby,” said Grimm, the mother of four children, including 7-year-old girl and boy twins, and 11- and 8-year-old daughters. Her husband, Kevin, is a trucker.

“We like to make jewelry from scratch,” said Jones, the mother of a son, age 14. She also helps her husband, Dan, with his business, Precise Home Inspections.

“Jewelry makes people happy,” Jones added. She previously had her own jewelry business in Scottdale.

The items they make range from necklaces to earrings to bracelets, ranging in price from $20 to $75. They do not have a retail shop but sell their creations online at www.facebook.com/MMcrystalcreations.

The women do home parties and sometimes display their works at craft shows.

The Artist of the Month program has drawn national recognition, even though it did not begin until 2007, said Barb Pasqua, who coordinates the program.

Pasqua believes the art displays allow attorneys to relax after dealing with difficult and disturbing cases. She said people on jury duty often come in to browse.

Pasqua said there is no shortage of artists who will display their works. She has artists booked through late 2018.

Karl Polacek is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

 

 
 


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