I have been creating and marketing costume jewelry since 1984. I began by learning the art of repairing and refashioning vintage jewelry as a local store manager for a vintage womens and mens clothing and jewelry boutique. The owner was very creative and shared tricks of the trade with me. The jewelry bug 'got into me' and I was very inspired. I began creating, designing and refashioning when the business was slow and I could slip into the workshop at the back of the store. Many years later I'm just as excited and 100 times more creative. l like working with semi-precious stones, crystal, glass, metals and acrylics.
What else do I like? Animals, especially my precious kitty, Misty, shown above.
I was also a former house painting contractor. It was massively fun and I incorporated faux finishes into my business...
- Born on August 11
- Joined May 21, 2012