Audrey Charlton's Profile

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My Name is Audrey and I create handmade glass bead (aka Lampwork beads) and repurposed vintage style jewelry, which I sell in my two Etsy shops, Principessa Glass (http://www.principessaglass.etsy.com) and Principessa Jewels (http://www.principessajewels.etsy.com).

I have a new website! http://www.principessajewels.com

I started out making jewelry about 7-8 years ago, (I think?) with my Mom. She had started doing it being an artsy, creative person herself... Over the years of my growing up, my Mom sewed, taught tole painting classes, did a little knitting.. she always had a little something going on that was creative. So naturally.. I grew up with a flair for it as well...

As a teenager I was sewing fun little mobiles for myself, which then all my friends wanted.. I started refinishing…

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  • Born on September 30
  • Joined June 26, 2009

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About

My Name is Audrey and I create handmade glass bead (aka Lampwork beads) and repurposed vintage style jewelry, which I sell in my two Etsy shops, Principessa Glass (http://www.principessaglass.etsy.com) and Principessa Jewels (http://www.principessajewels.etsy.com).

I have a new website! http://www.principessajewels.com

I started out making jewelry about 7-8 years ago, (I think?) with my Mom. She had started doing it being an artsy, creative person herself... Over the years of my growing up, my Mom sewed, taught tole painting classes, did a little knitting.. she always had a little something going on that was creative. So naturally.. I grew up with a flair for it as well...

As a teenager I was sewing fun little mobiles for myself, which then all my friends wanted.. I started refinishing furniture, I'd paint anything I could with a random gallon of left over paint from the stash in the basement.. This would be how I ended up with a bright yellow bookcase!

After making jewelry for awhile I had amassed more than I knew what to do with, could wear or give away, so I opened an Etsy shop. I stumbled across Lampwork beads while shopping on eBay, and after a bit of trial and error, soon figured out what was quality and what was a cheap made in China bead..

The good stuff was a bit spendy, so like any crazy, crafty type.. I said.. "I can learn to do this"... found someone who taught classes and off I went... Thousands of dollars later in materials and equipment, I now make my own lampwork beads! I am still enthralled by the process and will continue to make them as long as I am!

I currently live in San Antonio Texas with my Husband of 23 years and my 19 year old daughter, along with the canine love of my life Quinn, (my trusty stalker, Golden Retriever). We also have an Australian Shepherd named Freyja, who adores my husband and a sweet feline name Nutmeg.

You will find me talking about my life in general here on my blog as well as my Etsy shops. I try to feature other artisans and Etsy sellers, along with great finds I see on Etsy.

You can find me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PrincipessaJewelsGlass

Twitter:https://twitter.com/#!/PrincipessaJG

My Blog:http://principessajewelsglass.blogspot.com/

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