Tell us about yourself
I design and create one of a kind jewelry for one of a kind women! I love jewelry, always have. But I wanted jewelry that no one else had, so I started creating my own. One of a kind pieces don't have to be expensive, but they should reflect the wearers personality!
How and when did your business get started?
I started my business in 2011. I love clothes and I wanted accessories to enhance them. I wanted pieces that no one else had. Starting with simple beadwork, I have added new techniques and enjoy continually learning how to design and create new pieces.
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it.
My favorite pieces are the wire wrapped pendants. These lovely,natural stones are mined and cut by great lapidary artists across the country. I enjoy finding ways to enhance their natural beauty, not cover them up.
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity?
I enjoying surfing the web and perusing fashion magazines to see what upcoming colors and trends are in the pipeline. Adding special touches to each piece means the wearer is guranteed to have a piece no one else will!
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market?
I enjoy seeing the handiwork of other artists. I especially enjoy seeing those visiting the market discovering a piece they love and talking to them about the process and inspiration behind their new special purchase.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business
I live on a small farm in SE Indiana. We raise emus and dairy goats. My jewelry is an important creative outlet for me. My dairy goats keep me connected to the land and my past. I make killer chevre (soft goat cheese). My love of jewelry started as a child going thru my mother's jewelry box!
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