All Flotsam & Whimsy creations are handmade and unique. Some use shells or sea glass, others gemstones and/or glass beads, but all are inspired by organic shapes in nature.
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There are several good groups on linkedin, including Jewelry Designers and
Crafters Dreams. Browse the threads for some great information. There are
also forums on etsy.com where crafters discuss all kinds of information. I
hope that helps.