Brandi Herrington

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Brandi Herrington, who is a science teacher at Armstrong Middle School in Starkville, and her mom, Deborah Duncan, who is a retired high-school science teacher, say they have always been creative and artsy, so they decided to start Dunkington Art & Jewelry in April 2016. "We both used to do actual paintings," Herrington says. "I did landscapes, and my mom did still-life paintings, which I was too impatient for. ... We filled up both of our houses with our own artwork because it was something very personal for us, and (we) didn't want to sell them." The mother-daughter duo began making bead jewelry at first for Dunkington but found that the medium didn't allow them to be as creative, she says. Instead, they began to blend jewelry making with their love...

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