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I come from a long line of artisans, that goes back to a master armorer and gunsmith in the late 1600s in St. Malo France. I am a direct descendant of his on my father's side. The love of creating and working with my hands is in my blood.

My father is a master carpenter. As a little girl, I spent a lot of time in his workshop with him, being his little gopher and even learning some wood working. Mainly I just loved being around my dad and all of those tools, watching him create beautiful things from pieces of wood. My mother is a seamstress who taught me to sew when I was 10 years old. For 25 years after that, I made most of my own clothes. I still have her old Kenmore sewing machine from 1977. And I still use it! Over time, I also naturally ventured into other handcrafted work.

Since the mid-1990s, I have taught myself a variety…

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  • Female
  • Joined January 17, 2007

Favorite materials

sterling silver, copper, rose gold, sari silk, beads of all kinds, vintage brooches, the list is endless

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myDurangoRose
Handcrafted jewelry for the free spirit

About

I come from a long line of artisans, that goes back to a master armorer and gunsmith in the late 1600s in St. Malo France. I am a direct descendant of his on my father's side. The love of creating and working with my hands is in my blood.

My father is a master carpenter. As a little girl, I spent a lot of time in his workshop with him, being his little gopher and even learning some wood working. Mainly I just loved being around my dad and all of those tools, watching him create beautiful things from pieces of wood. My mother is a seamstress who taught me to sew when I was 10 years old. For 25 years after that, I made most of my own clothes. I still have her old Kenmore sewing machine from 1977. And I still use it! Over time, I also naturally ventured into other handcrafted work.

Since the mid-1990s, I have taught myself a variety of jewelry making techniques, beginning with beadweaving. But in recent years, I have begun adopting a minimalist lifestyle and that has spilled over into my work. Bringing me back to my early days of jewelry making when I was working with wire.

You can't get more minimalist than plain wire. But when twisted, shaped and hammered, with just a few hand tools, that wire is transformed from plain into a beautiful artisan piece of jewelry. Its simple elegance and classic minimalist style will last for years and years. Something special you can cherish always.

And now I am also getting back to bead work and beadweaving.

To see my handcrafted jewelry, you can enter my shop here: http://www.albinarose.etsy.com

Follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks of new designs in the making:
www.instagram.com/durangorose_albinarose

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