Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Linda Yu, of YUL Designs: Gemstones anyone?

Two decades of collecting fine gemstones and jewelry evolved into a passion for jewelry making, and voila, YUL Designs was born! Meet Linda Yu: she loves to work with beautiful gemstones and see them transformed into wearable pieces.

If money were no object for just one day, what would you do?

"Go ga ga over at Harry Winstons, Tiffany's, Cartier, and Mikimoto and come home with enough bling to fill up a bathtub and BATHE in them.. do they really need to go back after that??"

As this is a charity event for DrawBridge, give us some insight on how you personally, or your shop, gives back to your community.

"I donate a toooon of my pieces annually to local events that auction off in raffles or silent auctions... Cancer Schmancer (most recently), local crab feeds, professional organizations (California Dental Association), church events to sponsor missions, events, etc..., local hospice groups. One can never give too much... you sure can't take it with you..."

If your life was a book, what would be the title and how would your story end?

"One Dolce Vida (One Sweet Life).. not that there hasn't been some craptastic moments in it... but we can always hold a positive outlook for the present and the future... story ends with world domination... one BLING piece or gemstone at a time.. that is my motto in my supply shops and on Facebook!! somehow I must contribute to making this world a beautiful place.."

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