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All names have been withheld. Most of these pertain to my chrysalis beads. A big thanks to all of you. This is how I make a living and I couldn't do it without you!

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I received your package with the necklace today. It took my breath away. It is exactly what I hoped for. You do beautiful work. Also, thank you for the note. I know it might sound a bit cliche, but I am starting a new phase in my life right now (my first professional job change, and starting to plan my wedding in Sept) It seemed to just fit that something that also has so much meaning for me, came at the same time. I just wanted you to know that your art has gone to someone who will cherish it forever and hopefully pass it along. Thanks again and I will definitely keep checking in on new pieces you put on your site.

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I always tell people when I teach about monarchs that if they want to see truly pure gold that the monarch chrysalis is the place to find it. It is the purest gold in my estimation and you captured it. You are in my estimation a very blessed person to have been able to perform miracles by creating this magic in glass.

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JUDE !! I have to have your jade chrysalis------ I have wanted a representation of one of these for 50 plus years---- ever since I saw the only real one I have ever seen when I was a child. At the time I believed it was the most beautiful thing I had EVER seen ! I always thought that if I ever saw one it would be carved out of jade or some other green stone. Yours looks fab........

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Hello Jude, I absolutely love your work! In fact I just sent one to my sister, who is recovering from a mastectomy. She and I went to Mexico ten years ago to the monarch overwintering sites. I know it will cheer her up.

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Hi! I wanted to let you know that I got my Almost Born in the mail today, and it's bee-yoo-tiful! I put it on and and went back in to work (I'm an adjunct Sociology instructor) for a presentation on Integrative Medicine. After the presentation, I was waiting to speak to the presenter, and started talking to another adjunct who teaches in biology, and he said something like, "I see you're wearing a chrysalis." Made me laugh, since you'd mentioned in the enclosed note that I'd have to explain to people I wasn't wearing a real chrysalis. Thanks again.

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Hi Jude, I meant to write to you the other day to let you know that the chrysalis came and it's perfectly beautiful! I know ***** will love it, and I am happy I get to gaze at it until November! Thanks so much for doing such a wonderful job creating this special birthday surprise!

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WOW! What a beautiful piece LOL Now my dilemma How do I wear both at the same time LOL I'm going to go an get a little longer chain so I can wear both, You have some talent missy! I am honored an proud to wear your work of art! Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face !! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks again!! Hugs for all you do. And My son couldn't believe how real life it was LOL He thought I was wearing a real ONE LOL!! Such talent I am in awe! A few people didn't know what it was , then once I told them , they were so intrigued and others couldn't believe how beautiful! Wait till they see the other LOL!

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I received my monarch chrysalis pendant in today's mail and it definitely exceeds my expectations. I Love It! Thanks so much for creating such a beautiful item. I will wear it proudly and hopefully I can send a few more orders your way from some of my friends. Kindest regards

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The necklace & earrings arrived in my mailbox today. The necklace is soooooo gorgeous. Just lovely. When I opened the earring box, my mouth actually dropped open b/c I was delighted to see matching speckled egg earrings!

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Well, yesterday was my daughter's birthday and I was able to wait until then to give her the chrysalis necklace. She was thrilled and amazed that I found such a wonderful facsimile thanks to your wonderful workmanship. I wanted you to know that your artistic talents are very much appreciated. By the way, did you know you made a female crysalis? The four black dots at the top (::) indicate female. Four black dots divided by a vertical black line between :I: indicate male. She enlightened me last night! Again thanks for your talent.

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Hi Jude I got my bead on Thursday, and it is quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen I couldn't possibly be happier with my pendant (I have it on my end table now, and I keep looking at it and rubbing the shape of it) -- it couldn't look more real Thank you SO very much for making it for me, I know you really went out of your way to do it special and make it perfect

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I grew up in New England and as a kid we had monarchs in our house the end of every summer. We would collect the caterpillars from a nearby field when they were small, feed them milkweed every day, watch them make a chrysalis and then wait. Eventually they would get dark, and if we were lucky enough we were there when they came free. We would go out side and they would walk on our hands and arms as the wings dried, then eventually fly away. For years I thought jade was the perfect chrysalis color and had wondered if anyone had thought to make a pendent out of jade with gold beading. I [snip] was thrilled when I found you directly.

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The new chrysalis and gorgeous earrings arrived today. I'm blown away by the perfection of this piece. It is subtle and swirly in color, gracile and delicate and sinuous in shape, and the dots are absolutely perfect. And I can assure you that it will NEVER be put in a pocket and thence in a washing machine. The earrings are such a wonderful surprise. Your way of drawing on the color schemes of nature is thrilling to me. Thank you so much. I'm beside myself to have a new chrysalis and a new friend to treasure

 

Hi Jude, I am pretty sure that the monarch chrysalis I bought at the Corkscrew Sanctuary in FL is one of yours.[it was] I have to tell you how absolutely perfect it is! After raising monarchs with my two sons for the last 8 years, it was a dream come true to find that a chrysalis did indeed exist. I have been trying to figure out how to find someone to make on out of jade, because I they are so indescribably beautiful! You should have seen my jaw drop when I found the pendant for sale in the gift shop!!
OMG! It was the MOST BEAUTIFUL piece of art I ever owned! So many people already have commented on it!! I cant wait for the new one to come, You are by far the best ever! Thank you so much it was much more beautiful than I could have ever expected!! Again Thank you so much I am very happy with the piece!!
I wanted to let you know that I've received the beads. They are beautiful! As you probably know, it can be a "crap shoot" ordering things over the internet. Your necklaces have exceeded my expectations! Please know that they are in a good home and will be enjoyed for years to come!

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