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On The Road: Jewelology

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By Liz Horton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After finding this diamond in the rough, I was determined to know what Jewelology means.  I searched dictionary.com for a clue, and nothing popped up. So I asked owner, Jennifer Adams for a definition.

"I would like to think that Jewelology means the creative aspect, and the creative time involved in jewelry," she said.  "The study of stones in jewelry and being able to be a designer yourself."

That's something  that Maggie Lynn agrees with. She's been a regular for more than two years.

"I think it's a great creative outlet, people get to create something that they think is beautiful, they get to study the different stones," Lynn said.

Beads and jewels line the walls of the stores, along with finished pieces to provide inspiration.

"You can actually come in and just make a piece and do the fun part as far as designing and putting it together, and then we finish it off for you," Adams said.

Or you can take classes, to learn how to do it all. The best part--you have control over the price.  "It can be very inexpensive or you can pick out some really nice stones and run up a bill," said Lynn.

I sat down to create a masterpiece, and it was easy and fun.

"I see a lot of women come in and it's their escape from their jobs, and it's like a breath of fresh air and get to think with the other side of your brain and be creative and enjoy time with friends," Adams said.

"It's kind of like a therapy now, we like to get together and chat over what's going on and meanwhile we're working with our hands," said Lynn.

Be careful, it's addictive! Lynn has plenty of pieces to prove it. "I'd say 50!" "It's sinful."

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Julian Price Pl Charlotte, NC 28208

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Head north on Julian Price Pl toward W Morehead St

338 ft

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Take the 1st right onto W Morehead St

2.6 mi

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Turn right at Kenilworth Ave

1.1 mi

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Slight left at Park Rd

1.7 mi

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Turn left at E Woodlawn Rd Destination will be on the right

0.2 mi

1630 East Woodlawn Road #265, Charlotte, NC 28209

 

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