Raelinda Woad is a storyteller and jewelry maker.

She began in jewelry in the 1980’s working her way up from bead sorter to jewelry maker’s assistant.

On New Years Eve of 1989 Raelinda had a chocolate induced vision: Become a storyteller! Two years later she was sharing her ‘true stories that haven’t quite happened yet’ with coffeehouse audiences across New England. This led her to create and host StoryLAB, a storytelling concert series in Harvard Square’s legendary Club Passim.

In the early 90’s Raelinda combined her love of storytelling with her skill as a jewelry designer. The result was Storyteller Jewelry, a line of wearable books with her own coffeehouse stories hidden inside.

Take a look at some of her work, and maybe even read one of her stories.

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