Betty Smith

   Betty was born on May 27, 1928 in Hackensack, New Jersey. She was graduated from Ramsey High School in Ramsey, New Jersey in 1945. She went to Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where she received her degree in Psychology in 1949. That year she married Herbert Smith and they had four children, all boys.

   She got into oil painting, copper enameling, and sewing until in 1976, she went to a Tuscarora Lapidary Society "Gemarama" Show. There she found her true medium of creative expression, gemstones. In 1993 she began making jewelry intarsias and traveled the country looking for material. She made her first commesso in 1999 and is currently producing more of these exquisite pictorial intarsias.

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