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Coast jewelry maker now national sensation

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

It's a Cinderella story for a coast jewelry maker. Twana Marx went from practical obscurity to national notoriety when a musician friend wore her jewelry on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Since then, her business has sky rocketed with thousands of orders pouring in from all over the country. She said her most exciting news came when a shop in Los Angeles called and asked her to team up with them to dress big named celebrities.

All of this came from just one friend who wore a few pieces of her jewelry on a national TV show for just a few minutes.

"It's like a dream come true," Marx said. "I still can't believe it. I have to pinch myself sometime, it's still so surreal."

Although she's every busy making and designing her jewelry, Marx says she still plans to keep her day job as a radiology tech.

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