Project Description

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.  You make progress by implementing ideas.”  Shirley Chisholm

I’m Adele O’Neal of “Adele’s Adornments.” I grew up in Riverside, California and have two younger siblings. I’ve always loved rocks and shells and have collected them my whole life. Whenever my family would go on vacation, my father would give me a large cottage cheese container and tell me that I could only bring “that many rocks home.” Filling the container was easy! When my treasures got to the top, it got harder because I had to dump everything out and decide which ones I REALLY wanted.

Words to describe me include friendly and creative. I like working with people and helping them to be the best they can be. When I retired from my career in HR I knew that I was going to let my creativity reign! I love spending time in my studio…it can be peaceful and quiet, or rocking with Stevie Ray Vaughn. Most of my jewelry incorporates natural stones, pearls and some recycled things that please me.

I have 5 cats (yikes!) Diesel, Dexter, Buddy, Jasmine and Lily.

If I were a Muppet, my friends would insist that I be the Swedish Chef because I am always making special treats for them!