Lisa Flanders' Profile
I grew up just outside of Boston and attended Boston University. After then spending more than 25 years in Florida, I returned home to New England in 2007 and now live in beautiful downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.
My jewelry adventure began in 1989 in Gainesville when I went to purchase a vintage Volkswagen. At the end of the transaction, the seller, who turned out to be master jeweler Richard Beardsley, told me that he made jewelry and, when I expressed an interest, asked me if I'd like to see his work. When he opened the case I was just blown away! It was the first time I had ever seen true art jewelry, and I was amazed by his extraordinary creativity and by his metalsmithing skills, and I knew at that moment that I wanted to learn to make jewelry myself.
Though Dick didn't teach, the next moment of kismet came a few weeks later when the…
- Joined April 23, 2009