About me


Welcome to my Blog website.

I was born Raquel Amaral to Angela and Lorenzo Amaral. I was raised in Richmond, California with my three sisters and three brothers by a single mother. I enjoyed being a child, dancing and playing outside. I was never inside the house. I didn’t learn how to cook or clean. I was too busy being a child. I graduated from high school in 1976, and have always found myself working in offices throughout my career. I have attended several college courses in accounting, but did not graduate. Currently, I have a 9 to 5 job in an accounting department for an investment company.

My husband and I will be celebrating our 34th yr of marriage. We have two sons and no grand children.  We have lived in Concord, CA since 1981.

I recently (like this week Feb 6th, 2017) signed a year lease to rent space for my Studio/Art Gallery in Concord, CA. I’m embarking on a new adventure and I’m excited about it. I will combine my Art, your Art, jewelry, creations. I hope you will enjoy it.

On December 31, 2018 I closed my Art Gallery. I am currently creating jewelry in my 3rd bedroom, Bead room.

Today it is July 17, 2021. I’m still at the same place of employment. I’m still an artist and jewelry designer. I’m also a breast cancer survivor 1 year on Dec 3rd, 2020.

Thank you for visiting my website.

One thought on “About me

  1. Raquel…thanks for taking a peak at my bracelet for 7000 Bracelets of Hope. I see you also belong to SRJAD. Enjoyed perusing your blog….it is addicting, isn’t it? I’m your follower.

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