Barbara Umbel
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  • Melbourne Beach, FL
  • United States
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"I like how the gemstone looks like a landscape."
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"Thanks so much! I find your work amazing as well. I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at your website. Your pieces are innovative and exciting..."
Sep 9, 2010
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"yowzee! Doesn't get better than this."
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Indian Harbour Beach FL
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barbara umbel jewelry design
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14ky gold, sterling silver, natural sea shells, gemstones and pearls.

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At 2:28pm on November 25, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through December 15, 2015.

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At 8:42pm on September 8, 2010, Emi Savacool said…
i absolutely love your use of shells! you've taken something that is often trite when used in craft and totally elevated it. the mix of materials and color is just stunning. i especially love the 4th, 14th, and 15th slides. can't wait to see more from you!
At 6:51pm on May 14, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Dear Barbara :

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