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by Linda Miller Published: November 2, 2008
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The October apparel and accessories market in Dallas was her first exposure to hundreds of retailers.

Her necklaces are often layered with semiprecious stones, pearls and shells, as well as colorful hand-blown glass beads. Earrings, bracelets and necklaces retail for $35 to $200.

Brooks said she hopes to be an inspiration for others facing challenges.

"I never really thought of myself as disabled,” she said. "I feel like I’m supposed to do something big. I have a story to tell.”

And jewelry to make.

In Oklahoma

Beginning Nov. 10, Jo Anne Brooks jewelry will be available at Merle Norman in the Spirit Bank Event Center in Tulsa.

Online

For pictures of Brooks’ jewelry, go to Linda Miller’s blog at blog.newsok. com/fashionmatters.

by Linda Miller
Fashion Blogger (Contributor)
Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from...
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