Willie Zuniga's Profile

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Welcome! My name is Willie Zuniga and I appreciate your stopping by.

I offer an heirloom-quality selection of vintage style jewelry, reminiscent of the Victorian and Renaissance eras. I invest great time and care in each piece I make, with the intention that it will be cherished for generations.

I first began making jewelry during a long illness, and the passion that followed was a God-send. I was devastated by the results of the surgeries and treatments my illness required, and my failing health had forced me to leave my full-time job permanently. I couldn't imagine how I could ever learn to live with any of it, let alone remain a productive or useful person.

But during this time, I came across a website featuring Victorian style jewelry components,…

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  • Joined June 22, 2007

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Antiqued brass, vintage filigrees and stampings, glass jewels and opals, cameos and antique glass buttons

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MorningGloryDesigns
Vintage, Victorian Style Jewelry

About

Welcome! My name is Willie Zuniga and I appreciate your stopping by.

I offer an heirloom-quality selection of vintage style jewelry, reminiscent of the Victorian and Renaissance eras. I invest great time and care in each piece I make, with the intention that it will be cherished for generations.

I first began making jewelry during a long illness, and the passion that followed was a God-send. I was devastated by the results of the surgeries and treatments my illness required, and my failing health had forced me to leave my full-time job permanently. I couldn't imagine how I could ever learn to live with any of it, let alone remain a productive or useful person.

But during this time, I came across a website featuring Victorian style jewelry components, VintageJewelrySupplies.com. (originally AccessoriesSusan.com) There, I found a whole new world of design ideas and lesson plans, all using the most beautiful components I'd ever seen. (Lesson plans and photos can now be found at Susan's new instructional site, FiligreeBeading.com.)

Soon, I was completely absorbed in learning to design with the wonderful products Susan offers. Although I was still very sick, my thoughts began to shift away from my seemingly hopeless health problems, and onto the timeless beauty found in this avenue of design. Each day, my outlook became a little brighter.

I often worked on jewelry during my day-long hospital treatments, and when other patients became interested in what I was doing, “Angels in the Parlour” was born. I started bringing extra tools and supplies along, and soon we had a small group of budding designers ... all very sick, but each surely changing what might have been a terribly dismal time.

"Angels in the Parlour" quickly took on a life of it's own, classes were formed, and we haven't stopped since. 35% of every Etsy sale is set aside to buy tools and supplies, and therefore no patient has ever been required to pay any dues or fees.

I am honored by the company of the courageous women I meet, and am continually blessed and inspired by their example. While fighting the greatest battles of their lives, they create and dream, laugh and cry, and share their strengths and sorrows. I will forever be grateful to my "angels," for through them I've made peace with my own situation, and what's more, am probably a more productive and useful person than I ever was before!

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Please drop by my family's new supply shop, at MoonflowerMercantile.etsy.com. We've been sorting through our closets and attics for weeks now, and are offering jewelry and craft supplies, books, vintage collectibles and elements for designers, handmade by me.

All designs, images and text are protected by US Copyright 2005 - 2016 Willie Zuniga,
Zuniga Family Trust.

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