Olive shell and lapis necklace
19" length - 6 strand - 2.9 mm bead size
Janie's first lesson cutting with a lapidary saw was with olive shells. Grandmother, Clara Lovato Reano, told her, "This will be easy. Just hold onto shell firmly and don't force it." Clara would always say, "think good thoughts as you make jewelry". Janie's fondest memory is of Clara working on jewelry as she listen to music and sang along. A habit which Janie has, as well.