Hi I'm Genny Smith and I live in Fort Pierce, FL. Fort
Pierce is fast becoming the art center of the Treasure
Coast. Lots of good things are happening here. We have a
beautiful waterfront, museums and many shops to browse
and buy in! One of the shops is Beads and Baubles is a
first class bead and gift shop. Here you can take many
unique classes and see some spectacular pieces of finished
My company is called New Bel Chain & Bead.
If you're wondering where I got the name for my business
it's a combination of my first six grandchildren's initials!
Daphne got left out since she was born after the company
was named. Perhaps I'll have to name a particularly
beautiful piece of jewelry after her!
If you would like to see my jewelry in person (and perhaps
treat yourself to a piece!) go to Artisans Crafts & Gifts in
Vero Beach Outlet Mall.
My passion for all types of jewelry construction happened
quite by accident. My son, Bill, was out on deployment to
the middle-east and I was in beautiful California helping
my daughter-in-law with the care of Emma and Will, two of
my very active and lovable grandchildren. I needed a night
out and the local quilt shop (my hobby at that time) did not
have any interesting classes. In quaint La Mesa village
there is a bead shop called The Bouncing Bead , that caught
my attention. My curiosity kicked in and I signed up for a
class. The rest is history! Since that time I have attended
classes in Florida, New York and Georgia. I've attended
the William Holland School for Lapidary Arts . There
under the guidance of Diane Mason I learned wire
wrapping techniques. Recently I've branched out into
silver smithing under the guidance of Dan Haga a master
silversmith. My most recent class at Wm Holland is
advanced chain making taught by a master, Howard Siegel.
I love teaching! I meet so many great people. Here in
Fort Pierce, FL I teach in Beads and Baubles owned by
Susan Barette. Beads and Baubles carries not only "knock
your eye out" beads but has an array of pre-made jewelry
and great gifts! You can contact Susan at
email@example.com or call her store at
For a list of the shop's classes, times and dates click here!
This site has new free tutorials periodically so keep
I also teach chainmaille at the Saint Lucie County Rock and
Gem Club in 6 week session through the year.
|If you have friends
interested in learning and
having fun you can host a
jewelry making party in your
home or mine! I teach
basic beading, chainmaille,
seed bead weaving, silver
smithing and other much
sought after techniques!