My name is Rebecca Stone. I have a master’s degree in dance ethnology from UCLA, which has taken me around the country and to England, Egypt and Morocco as I studied and lectured about dance, specifically, Middle Eastern dance as interpreted through Hollywood film and performed in America. I’ve also worked for several years in the field of oral history, processing and interviewing series on architecture, dance, music, art, politics and public health. More recently, I’ve logged over 12 years as a magazine editor, writing and editing stories on topics ranging from law enforcement and camping to boating, travel and outdoor clothing.

When my career hit the wall last January, a casualty of the dire economic straits we’ve found ourselves in, I discovered a latent addiction to jewelry design. A budding potter in a previous life, I’ve found this new obsession actually somewhat familiar to me. As I continue to learn and grow, I hope to blend the two art forms. I view the current tight job market as an opportunity for reinvention: a chance to catch my breath, try my art wings and continue to write. I am also studying new technologies, such as web design (Adobe CS4), in hopes of improving my chances for gainful employment — either on my own or through another entity. This blog is one of my first online ventures. I developed in conjunction with RebeccaStoneDesigns, a jewelry design business I’m cultivating. The blog will eventually become part of my website, which I plan on launching in the next few months. I hope you’ll become a regular. Thanks for visiting!

4 Responses to “About”

  1. Becky, I also find your blog very interesting and well written. But the white on black text is killing my eyes! I have to look away every once in a while and it takes a while for my eyes to adjust. Just something to think about.

    Keep writing… you are inspiring me to start my Blog, which has been sitting idly by while I focus on my bead addiction!!

    Donna Sep

    • Hey there Donna: Thanks for the feedback. You know, I had wondered if anyone would struggle with the white on black. Sorry for the trouble you had. I will certainly consider it. Yes, isn’t it a challenge to cover all the bases? If I’m blogging, I feel anxious because I’m not beading; if I’m beading, I feel guilty for not blogging more! And then there’s Etsy, and…… Geesh, I don’t know about you, but I need more time in the day. Please do start blogging. If I can do it, anyone can! I’d love to hear about your bead addiction and what you’re doing with it.

  2. I love your blog!!! I think you write well, I love the lay-out, the content — EVERYTHING!

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