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Thank you for visiting my little Etsy jewelry shop. My name is Anastasia I have a Chihuahua named Penelope`, I have an extreme affection for the color pink that isn't reflected in my jewelry and I live in beautiful Portland Oregon, but wait...... you don't need to move here......relax..... you can recycle right where you are. I've always enjoyed making things, when I would see something I liked I wouldn't be dieing to buy it, I'd be dieing to try and make it myself. It really gives me a lot of pride to be able to say..... " I made that " (maybe I'm overcompensating for not making any children) I really try to hand make all components of my pieces. I don't buy parts and assemble them.

Why Jewelry......

I had been a dancer since I was 8 years old up until about 9 years ago. I have fibromyalgia and gradually over one year I went from teaching and…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 8
  • Joined July 15, 2010

Favorite materials

sterling and fine silver, copper, brass, gem stones, crystals, pearls

About

Thank you for visiting my little Etsy jewelry shop. My name is Anastasia I have a Chihuahua named Penelope`, I have an extreme affection for the color pink that isn't reflected in my jewelry and I live in beautiful Portland Oregon, but wait...... you don't need to move here......relax..... you can recycle right where you are. I've always enjoyed making things, when I would see something I liked I wouldn't be dieing to buy it, I'd be dieing to try and make it myself. It really gives me a lot of pride to be able to say..... " I made that " (maybe I'm overcompensating for not making any children) I really try to hand make all components of my pieces. I don't buy parts and assemble them.

Why Jewelry......

I had been a dancer since I was 8 years old up until about 9 years ago. I have fibromyalgia and gradually over one year I went from teaching and taking dance classes 6 days a week to none. I desperately longed for an artistic outlet to take the place of what I had done my whole life. So thinking I would just find a lil hobby I took a wire wrapping class at a bead store near my house..... I was hooked. I remember linking those first beads together and thinking," wow this looks like real jewelry" lol. Now the wheels in my head won't stop turning. I love mixing mettals and I love all gem stones and trying different color combinations, (since all you see in my house is pink lol )

Design inspiration.........

I guess you could say I get my inspiration from my heritage. My Grandfather (PaPou) left his family and came to this country from Greece when he was just 14 years old with only a 3rd grade education and speaking no English. He always seemed so old to me that in my head I pictured him as a child back in Greece hanging out with all the Greek Gods and goddesses. ( I later realized he wasn't THAT old ) I've named my design collections after the Greek Goddesses.

Gamelia is the goddess of marriage. In this collection as you can guess are bridal pieces with white and cream pearls and crystals. I'm happy to talk with you about custom bridesmaids jewelry.

Aphrodite is the goddess of love, desire and beauty. She is the wife of Hephaestus. Her favorite lover is the god of war, Ares. She represented sex, affection, and the attraction that binds people. I introduced this collection right before Valentines day so you will see some hearts but most of the pieces are for any time you want to show love or passion. these pieces are made with deep reds bright reds and, yes, pinks.

Helia is the goddess of the sun. Most of my work is in sterling and fine silver but with this collection I added some warm copper spheres that reminded me of the sun.

Thalia was the goddess of good cheer and festive celebrations. In is collection I have made different sizes of fun hoops with a wide variety of gemstones. When I see people in hoops I think they look like happy cheery people so I thought it fitting to name this collection after the goddess Thalia.

I'd like to invite you to " LIKE " my facebook page at facebook.com/anastasiadesigns and to check back I add peices regularly and I have some new collections in the works


Thank you,
Anastasia

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