Baublezptoa (ptoa-pretty things of adornment) are lovingly made by Carmen Trueheart, using sterling silver, vintage and lampwork beads, and gemstones. This amazingly talented artist hails from from sunny Saint Augustine, Florida and has dabbled in many areas of jewelry making since her humble "hippie" beginnings in Richmond Virginia. She began by stringing beads for necklaces, bracelets and earrings to give to friends and family, but soon began learning about the beads she loved so much--their history, what they meant, and their values. Her lust for learning led her to silversmithing and to her medium of choice now: creating beautiful jewelry made from Precious Metal Clay.
"It is one of the things I love to do, and it is an outlet for my desire to use my hands to create. And of course the positive feedback of someone wearing my creations is a marvelous reward."