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Deco Den

In his Oklahoma City home, Lawrence Naff painstakingly crafts treasures that sparkle and spark the imagination.

Karlie Tipton

WHEN MOST PEOPLE look at a rhinestone, they see a small dot of beveled acrylic that is pretty but essentially lifeless. When Lawrence Naff looks at a rhinestone, he sees limitless potential. Although the Oklahoma City artist has been interested in gemstones since he was a child, he discovered the art form that would become his trademark in 2006. While he was in Japan on vacation, a friend introduced him to Decoden—a combination of decoration and denwa, which means phone in Japanese.

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