Jessie Wilton's Profile
Since I was twelve years old I was stringing together plastic beads, gluing puzzle pieces together to make pins, and giving away my creations for my mother to proudly wear to work. I loved playing with my Grandma’s costume jewelry – she had such great taste! – and by age fifteen I was the youngest artist admitted to the Racine Starving Artists’ Fair. I started working at a local bead store at the age of fourteen, and worked there for seven years, helping customers, teaching jewelry-making & design classes, and showing people how to make their own creations. This reinforced my own passion for jewelry design.
Making jewelry has been a part of my life for over fourteen years and the women in my family have always been an inspiration to me. My grandmother was a beautiful woman who had great style from head to toe. My mother accepted every piece of jewelry I gave her with a smile on…
- Born on October 6
- Joined November 5, 2009