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Betsy Lehndorff

Betsy Lehndorff In Michigan's back woods, Betsy Lehndorff spent a winter teaching herself how to carve pearls (with the help of her dentist.) Then, a few months later, she published a step-by-step project article in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, and took to the road to teach. A silversmith since 2008, she is known for her enthusiasm and improvisation on the spot, and helps her students to create pearl pieces that have a fine-jewelry look. She's also a highly-rated instructor, and encourages students to work past the all-thumbs stage everyone goes through. To see her work, visit her web site at She also posts regularly on

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