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Since the age of 16, I worked as a florist. At that time, I knew that being a florist was what I wanted as my career. Going to work everyday and not knowing what the day would bring (a wedding, a large order, etc) was so exciting to me. No two days were the same. I also enjoyed the challenge of creating different pieces that all types of customers would like. When I first started designing arrangements, my boss told me, "You can't just make the types of pieces you like, you have to make what the customer likes, too." That is some of the best advice I have received. In 2003, I had to leave the job I loved due to an illness. But, because of that, I found a new creative outlit...jewelry making. I am a self taught beader, who over the years has learned many different techniques and learned to working with various mediums.

My style of beading is different from most other jewelry makers, because I create I…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 27
  • Joined October 20, 2011

Favorite materials

seed beads, lampwork beads, Swarovski crystals, semi percious gemstones, upcycled items, mixed metals, found items, steampunk

About

Since the age of 16, I worked as a florist. At that time, I knew that being a florist was what I wanted as my career. Going to work everyday and not knowing what the day would bring (a wedding, a large order, etc) was so exciting to me. No two days were the same. I also enjoyed the challenge of creating different pieces that all types of customers would like. When I first started designing arrangements, my boss told me, "You can't just make the types of pieces you like, you have to make what the customer likes, too." That is some of the best advice I have received. In 2003, I had to leave the job I loved due to an illness. But, because of that, I found a new creative outlit...jewelry making. I am a self taught beader, who over the years has learned many different techniques and learned to working with various mediums.

My style of beading is different from most other jewelry makers, because I create I wide variety of styles. My jewelry designs are led by whatever ideas flow through me, they do not fit into one specific genre. I would rather represent my authentic self than to alter or restrict what I produce by attempting to make it fit into a specific category. I do, however, enjoy doing custom work. To be able to take another person's idea and create it into a one-of-a-kind piece makes me feel a connection with my clients. I think that goes back to my days of being a florist.

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