In 2004, I graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Art Education, Museums and Cultural Institutions. In 2005, I began working at Caleb Meyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I became the in-house pearl and bead stringer. There, I was given the opportunity to learn about precious gems, pearls and skilled craftsmanship. In 2006, I received my Pearl Stringing certificate from the reputable Gemological Institute of America. I found the centuries-old craft of pearl stringing so appealing that I went on to receive a GIA Pearls Course certificate, in 2008. Since then, I began selling my own creations that consist of naturally colored precious beads and pearls.
- Joshua Flores
- William Green