I have the junk gene. My mother was a collector of antiques and vintage items. She would take on old broken chair that would be on it's way to the dump and turn it into a most prized piece of furniture. I love scouring for and collecting old and discarded items then making something new and beautiful, if not always useful. I make new jewelry from old and from broken pieces. I can turn a piece of trash into a treasure.
I find almost all of my items by scouring antique shops, thrift stores, garage and estate sales, and auctions. I have even found stuff that people have set out for the garbage man to pick up.
Some of my friends have nicknamed me "The Junk Lady" since they have caught me going through other people's garbage looking for anything vintage or anything that can be created into something beautiful and useful…
- Born on November 14
- Joined September 21, 2008