An amazing coincidence...maybe

An amazing coincidence...maybe

Post by klk Beadwork » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00



I just have to share my possible discovery with my friends
here in the polymer clay community!
I say possible because it has not been confirmed yet.

While I work only in polymer clay and its embellishments, I
may be related to one of the foremost glass artists in the
world.  It's a tenuous relationship, if true, but a very
real one...we may share a solidly direct ancestor.

My father had a sister Eva... She married a guy with the
last name of Stump.  They had a son, Marsden, and he had
three kids, including a son named Loren.  The family has
lived in Sacramento for as long as I've been aware of them,
which has been pretty much over 50 years.  The last time I
saw "my" Loren Stump he was chasing butterflies in his
parents' yard; if the same guy, he's doing amazing things
now! ( http://www.global-flamework.com/artists/loren.htm )

Since he isn't online, I have to wait for a colleague of his
to give him an e-mail (I don't want to call him out of the
blue, and he has recently relocated, anyway), and it is like
waiting for Christmas!  Just the fantasy of two cousins who
haven't been near each other for over 45 years both being
beadmakers is just too delicious for words!  Perhaps there's
a beadmaking link in DNA???  ;o)
--
Kelly

http://www.jewlart.com/klkbeadworks/

 
 
 

An amazing coincidence...maybe

Post by Sjpolycl » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>Just the fantasy of two cousins who
>haven't been near each other for over 45 years both being
>beadmakers is just too delicious for words!  Perhaps there's
>a beadmaking link in DNA???  ;o)
>--
>Kelly

I bet there is! I met--completely out of the blue--a long lost cousin (thank
goodness for nametags and that she uses her maiden name!!)at Embellishment
three years ago. She's a glass bead maker, I make polymer beads. Then I find
out our mutual grandmother was a quilter-beader-dollmaker too.
I never expected to meet like that but I am sure glad we did!!
Sarajane
www.polyclay.com