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Local jeweler makes hopeful necklace


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Local jeweler Jeanette McPherson designed the "Circle of Hope" pendant to help patients struggling with COVID-19.

Jeanette McPherson first started making jewelry out of necessity instead of desire. From 1998 – 2000, McPherson owned Mount'n Memories, an antique shop in downtown Niwot, and described her initial foray into jewelry making, "Much of the (antique) jewelry required restringing or repairing. I became adept at jewelry design out of necessity, plus my desire to turn someone else's trash into another's treasure."

Now, McPherson owns Little Wing Jewelry and uses her self-taught skills in silversmith techniques to design beautiful, hand-made pieces. From cold-forging to cutting to texturing, the...

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