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The mother-daughter artistic duo, Marilyn Peters and Lynda Peters Austin, has been creating handcrafted items for many decades. Marilyn taught Lynda to sew when she was 9 years old. They steeped themselves in that hobby for a time, veering from clothing to quilts, curtains and slipcovers. Then Marilyn was exposed to beading, loved it and got Lynda hooked. Later, while attending a creative workshop put on by talented friend, Ruth V., they made their first jeweled mirrors and knew THIS was a craft that would soon become a passion.

"It's so fun to take old jewelry and "deconstruct" it to add to a mirror. You take one piece that really catches your eye and theme your whole mirror around that one bauble. It really gets the creative juices going", says Marilyn. She is the quirky, off-beat influence of the duo and her pieces reflect that love of whimsical design. Lynda represents the more formal,…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 25
  • Joined March 12, 2007

Favorite materials

pearls, silver, taupe, brown, wood, crystal and anything retro

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About

The mother-daughter artistic duo, Marilyn Peters and Lynda Peters Austin, has been creating handcrafted items for many decades. Marilyn taught Lynda to sew when she was 9 years old. They steeped themselves in that hobby for a time, veering from clothing to quilts, curtains and slipcovers. Then Marilyn was exposed to beading, loved it and got Lynda hooked. Later, while attending a creative workshop put on by talented friend, Ruth V., they made their first jeweled mirrors and knew THIS was a craft that would soon become a passion.

"It's so fun to take old jewelry and "deconstruct" it to add to a mirror. You take one piece that really catches your eye and theme your whole mirror around that one bauble. It really gets the creative juices going", says Marilyn. She is the quirky, off-beat influence of the duo and her pieces reflect that love of whimsical design. Lynda represents the more formal, understated side of design and her mirrors display her preference for balance and harmony. "The idea of recycling old, unappreciated jewelry into something beautiful and functional really satisfies me", Lynda admits.

Together they make up the design team of Marilynda Gallery. Their jeweled hand mirrors appeal to the "girl" in all of us, ages 9 to 90, who wants to surround herself with lovely, feminine things that make her feel beautiful.

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