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A local jewelry maker uses crystals and stones to create unique pieces

Katie Jenkins was in high school when she crafted her first piece of jewelry. She repurposed a gold-disc bracelet that was a little too gaudy for her taste into a simple chain necklace. She wore it to school and received so many compliments that her friends started asking her to make them one. She didn’t know then that a decade later, she’d start her own jewelry company. In 2014, Jenkins…