How I Got Started In Designing Jewelry
I started making jewelry when I couldn't find bracelets to fit my small wrist. I was tired of all the fantastic designs out there that I could not wear.
I bought a beading magazine, a hank of seed beads and findings, and gave it a shot. The result was terrible (comparatively), but I persisted, got better, and started making pieces not only for myself, but for my family.
My sister became (and still is) a large purveyor of my designs, and many places she went, people asked her where she got the necklace or earrings she was wearing. When she told the people her sister made them, they told her, "She's got to sell her stuff!" So, I did, and here I am.
Although you can order a similar style, your jewelry will be truly unique.
This is because I find many of my beads at yard and estate sales, consignment stores, and at local markets. That means I only get a handful of beads, so when they are used in a design, more often than not, they cannot be found again.
Once I get the found jewelry home, jewelry that "isn't my thing", but the beads are cool, I take those pieces apart and make them into something I like. I also make each piece individually, so even if I make more than one, each bend, stone, and/or link will be like no other. A beautiful way to reuse, reduce, and repurpose.
The available designs are constantly changing, but if you see something you really like, contact me, you never know if I can make more, or something closely similar.