Meridy Migchelbrink's Profile

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I've been creative in one way or another as long as I can remember, in music , writing, sewing, and crochet, but about 20 years ago, when my kids were little, I became interested in designing and making jewelry. I taught myself basic bead stringing techniques and made bracelets, anklets, and earrings, all simple and made of inexpensive components. I sold a number of things, and the whole process was fun. Then my life and job changed, and for about 15 years I hardly even thought about making jewelry.

About seven years ago I discovered Etsy--hey, there was a place to buy and sell handmade stuff?!--who knew??! I had so much fun surfing all over the site, reveling in the beauty--and variety!--of all the hand-crafted items. I found a few wonderful jewelry artists and purchased a number of their items over the course of about a year, and then I remembered that *I* could make jewelry too, and I…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 23
  • Joined June 9, 2008

Favorite materials

Copper, ceramics, bronze, silver, semiprecious gems, leather, waxed linen and cotton, Czech glass, Austrian crystal, patinas, silk, lampwork glass

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Two Trees Studio

About

I've been creative in one way or another as long as I can remember, in music , writing, sewing, and crochet, but about 20 years ago, when my kids were little, I became interested in designing and making jewelry. I taught myself basic bead stringing techniques and made bracelets, anklets, and earrings, all simple and made of inexpensive components. I sold a number of things, and the whole process was fun. Then my life and job changed, and for about 15 years I hardly even thought about making jewelry.

About seven years ago I discovered Etsy--hey, there was a place to buy and sell handmade stuff?!--who knew??! I had so much fun surfing all over the site, reveling in the beauty--and variety!--of all the hand-crafted items. I found a few wonderful jewelry artists and purchased a number of their items over the course of about a year, and then I remembered that *I* could make jewelry too, and I realized that I wanted to learn to do it well. I read voraciously about technique, searched the Net and found tutorials, took a few classes at a local bead store, worked hard, and made a LOT of jewelry. Some of it will never see the light of day (kind of like that first novel manuscript stashed in a drawer) but I'm proud of the rest of it. I hope you'll like it too.

I'm still hungry to learn all I can and am working with new techniques and media all the time. I've sold some pieces on a local level, but now I'm staking my claim on my own cyberspace acreage: Two Trees Studio at Etsy (www.twotreesstudio.etsy.com). It's good to be here!

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