I have always had a love for creating tangible ‘things’. My background includes a degree in Fine Arts, and I have always felt a desire to create jewelry.
Growing up, I found I had an allergy to nickel which I discovered isn’t that uncommon. It was difficult to find jewelry that was affordable or safe to wear. My options were either shopping at high end stores, dressy jewelry stores, or finding fun, casual jewelry that would guarantee me a terrible skin reaction.
Since I had such a hard time finding jewelry that I could safely wear, I started becoming my own jewelry designer, and since I knew many other people were in the same situation, I decided to give others like me more choice in their jewelry selection. That's when I opened my first Etsy shop InformalElegance.etsy.com.
My sister-in-law was…
- Born on September 29
- Joined January 6, 2011