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Participant Information

Mary Foertsch

St. Petersburg

I was an art major in college and used my art as an elementary teacher for over 20 years.

In January, 2005, I began using my artistic skills in jewelry making. Working with gem stones has helped me mentally, emotionally, and physically.

I have been accepted in several local venues and have donated $5 from every sale to the Sun Coast Parkinson's Assn.

The piece I'm submitting was designed with Opal and Rose Quartz, enhanced by a Garnet. Opal and Rose Quartz, along with the Garnet enhancer, are helpful for Parkinson's disease according to folk lore sources.

I thank my mentor, Joyce Watson, for the availability and knowledge of gemstones. I would also like to give special thanks to Jayne Schrader for the photography. You can find out more about the gem stones I use by visiting our homepage,