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Hello and Welcome to my world of Rubbish! My name is Jen and I am very excited you decided to stop by and check it out! I’m a single mom with a wonderfully demanding life! I work a 40 hour week and play with Rubbish as a part time job. I love what I do!!! I have always wanted to be a jeweler! I picked up every rock I could find as a child, studied every ring I came in contact with and oooed and ahhhhed over every unique piece I came across. I started making jewelry because a friend of mine introduced me to the process as a hobby! I grew up playing piano and without one I was stuck with idle hands!!! She taught me how to bend and twist and soon I was beading a higher class of macaroni art! After 4 years I now look at the first pieces I did and cringe, but it was a necessary evil to get this far! My friends and family have supported and loved all of my work and that…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 30
  • Joined November 27, 2009

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vintage material, modern materials, buttons, findings, metal, paper, porcelin, glass, plastic, you name it

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Hello and Welcome to my world of Rubbish! My name is Jen and I am very excited you decided to stop by and check it out! I’m a single mom with a wonderfully demanding life! I work a 40 hour week and play with Rubbish as a part time job. I love what I do!!! I have always wanted to be a jeweler! I picked up every rock I could find as a child, studied every ring I came in contact with and oooed and ahhhhed over every unique piece I came across. I started making jewelry because a friend of mine introduced me to the process as a hobby! I grew up playing piano and without one I was stuck with idle hands!!! She taught me how to bend and twist and soon I was beading a higher class of macaroni art! After 4 years I now look at the first pieces I did and cringe, but it was a necessary evil to get this far! My friends and family have supported and loved all of my work and that gave me the umph to not give up! What started out as a hobby soon turned into a way to make unique gifts for my friends and has now blossomed into my very own niche in the creative world! In my shop you will find a variety of materials from vintage to modern! I like to create the one of a kind piece that gives you an extra grin when someone asks you where you got it!

I’ve been asked several times why I would name my creations Rubbish, it always makes me giggle a little bit because they take it as I am cutting my handy work and that’s not the case! I grew up very poor, my mother made a lot of our clothes or they were hand-me-downs, she also made crafts. She was business partners with my Aunt and I can remember her stuffed animals, pillows, cross-stitch, pillow cases, curtains, etc… you name it she made it! Alice was my introduction to thinking creative, she taught me the magic in making something come to life when it looked like it was useless and the ability to appreciate buying something brand new! Anyway… my mother called her crafts “rubbish” and would say it in this glorious English accent and giggle (hypnotizing)!! When I was nineteen she passed away and years later I decided that if I was going to run a shoppe then I was going to integrate her into the details, she is after all the reason I am here! So I call my shoppe Refined Rubbish in honor of the woman who touched my life and gave me wings.

I hand make all of my jewelry so I can treat each piece with the care and patience I would appreciate and want displayed.

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I am rough on everything I make before it reaches you because I don’t want to send you anything less than perfect. I drop things, pinch, pull, and whatever fails my tests is not shown on my site until it passes with flying colors! I love receiving things in the mail, it’s like a present, yes even though I paid for it and had it shipped, it’s fun! I do not want any present to reach you harmed, if for any reason the packaging gets damaged or something happens in route please convo me, I will work things out with you!
If you have any questions please let me know! My goal is for you to be 100% happy with every order!!

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If you would like a custom piece please let me know and I will be more than happy to work with you! I have made custom pieces for everything from bridesmaids, maids of honor, mother of the bride, best friend matching pieces and just I like this bead, but not this metal!!! I love to create new things that make people’s ideas come to life! Throw it at me, I love a good challenge!!

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Thank you again for stopping by! Enjoy!

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