ST. LOUIS - Jeanne Roberts Johnson is the designer and owner of GiGi, which created handcrafted jewelry that she describes and versatile and practical. GiGi has a website store at GiGibyJeanne.com. GiGi jewelry is also sold at St. Louis-area attractions such as Missouri Botanical Garden Gift Shop; the airport and various boutiques, a hair salon and other businesses. Roberts, 36, is married and has a 4-year-old son. Here is an edited Q&A:
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