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Artizen 4-2

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by Cindy Marks interview with Mia van Beek After establishing an award winning fine jewelry business in Sweden, artist, Mia van Beek, hit upon a fun and quickly well received idea after moving her Formia Design business to Charlottesville, Virginia. A mother of two, Mia was looking for the perfect gift for her daughter���s preschool teacher. While recognizing that jewelry would be easy, she really wanted something that would demonstrate her daughter���s participation as well. So she asked her daughter to draw something for her teacher. Out came her preschooler���s fairly random scribbles, which Mia then decided to recreate, as exactly as possible, into a pair of sterling silver dangly earrings. The teacher adored them, her daughter was so proud of her gift and Mia recognized a whole new potential for her craft.

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