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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 3A Meadow Valley woman turns stones into jewelry Debra Moore Staff Writer drnoore@plumasnews.com Judy Dailey spends weekend mornings in her laundry room, but she's not washing clothes. Instead the Meadow Valley woman is unfurling lengths of copper wire, wrapping unique stones, and creating an array of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, while the Beatles play in the background. One wall of the room boasts a washer and dryer, but the rest of the space is devoted to racks of tools, drawers of beads and stones, and spools of wire. Though Judy has always dabbled in art of some form, from stained and etched glass to decorative tiles, her foray into jewelry began just 2-1/2 years ago. Judy has display boxes full of jewelry that she takes to craft fairs and home parties, and she provides pieces for two local stores: Sterling Sage in Greenville and Main Street Styles in Quincy. Based on her large inventory, one would assume it's her full-time job. But it's not. She has worked as an accounting assistant at Sierra Pacific Industries for the past 28-plus years. 'Tma person who can't sit still," she said. During her lunch hour she scans the Internet looking for design inspiration, and views h0w-to videos on jewelry making. The self-taught jeweler also has a library of DVDs and books that provide technique and inspiration. Judy works with silver, copper, brass and gold upon request. While bracelets are her favorite pieces to create, she makes a lot of matching earring and necklace sets. On the day of our interview, she is wearing her latest creation -- a stunning drop pendant and earring set created from copper and opalite. She plans to send a photograph of the duo to the popular upscale catalog Sundance, with the goal of becoming a contributor. Though she works with a variety of stones and beads in various shapes and colors, Judy is often drawn to green. She recently acquired several pieces of labradorite, which she envisions transforming into + ] H iiiiiiil Judy Dailey polishes the copper and silver that she uses to wrap unique stones that will soon be transformed into a necklace. Photos by Debra Moore Judy Dailey examines pieces of labradorite, a greenish stone that she plans to turn into necklaces for bridesmaids. Dailey makes custom creations for wedding parties, as well as other special orders. necklaces for a bridalarty. In addition to creating unique pieces for general sale, Judy does custom work for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, proms, holiday parties -- any event that could require special jewelry -- or even just that special finishing touch for a new outfit. Sometimes her customers iii] A FULL Si::RYICI=_. BAKERY fresh pastries breads & bagels cakes & pies coffee & espresso ORDER FOR THANKSGIVING TODAY! Your Favorite Pies "+ Pumpkin Rolls & more! OPEN TUES-SAT 446 Main St., Quincy 283-9 Richard K. 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Her tools of the trade include pliers and cutters, and, most recently, a soldering iron, all of which can inflict damage. As with the addition of the soldering iron, Judy continually adds new techniques. "You can learn art forever," she said. While Judy makes the jewelry without assistance, her husbmd, Skip, helps her when she travels to shows . and he made the custom display cases in which she transports and shows her jewelry. The cases will be invaluable in the next several weeks: holiday fair ATTENTION V'or a, re, r,t, drme,  Call Lisa at (530) 283-4884 Limited Quanities so RESERVE NOW! BOY SCOUTS OF AMIW.A r 2800 MAIN ST., SUSANVILLE 530.257.7788 w.zaengles.com mark@zaenglesfloorandhome.com *interest will be calsuloted on your account from the purchase dale. if the purchase balance Is not paid in full within 6 moidha or If you make a late payment, iulerest will be charged on the total purchase. H00n00erBeugias DUETTE Archiei{t + HoneygeRib $iacles 2014 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas. This pendant and earring set, made with opalite and copper, is Judy Dailey's newest creation. She plans to submit a photo of her work to the Sundance catalog, with the hope of becoming one of their suppliers. season. She will be displaying her work Nov. 15 at the Veterans Hall in Quincy in a show to benefit the Meadow Valley Fire Department; at the Mohawk Community Art Faire on Nov. 28 and 29 in Graeagle; and the annual Eta Alpha show held at the fairgrounds Dec. 6. For more information about Judy's custom work or to host a jewelry party, contact her at 249-5307 or jdaileydesign@yahoo.com. 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