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Hello and welcome!

As you can see, delicate floral and vintage style handmade jewelry is my passion, but my artistic journey didn't begin with the art of jewelry making.

My early creative inspirations came from HGTV, Discovery Channel and DIY TV personalities such as Lynette Jennings, Nancy Golden, Carol Duvall and Christopher Lowell. They absolutely hooked me on the notion that I could "do it myself."

I began with small projects in decorative painting, drawing and decoupage. You name it, if it was DIY, I was gonna try it! Gaining confidence in my ability to tackle these sorts of projects eventually led me to my adventures in jewelry making. There was a time in my life when I never would have attempted DIY projects, now it's a way of life for me, and I don't know what I would do if I couldn't create…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 4
  • Joined May 27, 2009

Favorite materials

Antiqued Metals, Swarovski Crystals, AB Fire Polished Czech Glass, Semi Precious Gemstones, Freshwater Pearls, Art Glass

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About

Hello and welcome!

As you can see, delicate floral and vintage style handmade jewelry is my passion, but my artistic journey didn't begin with the art of jewelry making.

My early creative inspirations came from HGTV, Discovery Channel and DIY TV personalities such as Lynette Jennings, Nancy Golden, Carol Duvall and Christopher Lowell. They absolutely hooked me on the notion that I could "do it myself."

I began with small projects in decorative painting, drawing and decoupage. You name it, if it was DIY, I was gonna try it! Gaining confidence in my ability to tackle these sorts of projects eventually led me to my adventures in jewelry making. There was a time in my life when I never would have attempted DIY projects, now it's a way of life for me, and I don't know what I would do if I couldn't create something beautiful.

Much of my jewelry has what I refer to as a "contemporary vintage" feel. I love the romantic look and feel of vintage jewelry and attempt to recreate the look using new materials. An Etsy administrator once challenged shop owners to come up with six words that best described their story. This is what I came up with: Nature Girl in Love with Vintage.

Aside from my ready-made collection, I enjoy the challenge of creating jewelry specific to individual tastes, and I've been known to "tweak" existing pieces in my collection into custom ordered designs. Just tell me what you'd like, and if I can, I'll create it for you. I love making people happy like that.

I chose NaLa as my business name, because it consists of the first two letters of my first and last names. I thought, what better way to incorporate a piece of myself into my business? Now people call me NaLa, and I have to admit, I like it. ;)

I'm glad you stopped by, and I hope you like what you see in my shop. Please come again!

For more information on my shop and its policies, check here: http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=7447393

Creator of:
Handmade Harbor Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/HandmadeHarbor/

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