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i remember waiting for my mom to leave the house so i could plug in the sewing machine & sew as soon as she left, & unpluging it before she got bk...(because "i was too young to use it')...making my doll's clothes @ around 5yrs old ('67), & i was selling the beaded rings i made in 4th grade for a quarter. in high school i did costumes for friends, & my own clothes from antique linens. that was in 70's, when Farah was the wanna be, & i was wearing cut up antique linens... ; ) i was so fortunate to take 4 years of jewelry in high school, where i learned to saulder, lost wax, acid etch & many other techniques. i won several 1st place awards for my work.
flash forward to an a.a. in art, then to F.I.D.M for a certificate in fashion design. after 20 yrs in the fashion industry doing many jobs from designing clothes, to designing jewelry, sales, pattern making, dealing with production, & freelance of all kinds. wedding…

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  • Born on October 10
  • Joined March 5, 2009

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vintage everything, fabric, silver, beach glass, rocks, beads, paints, fimo, broken pcs, scraps

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i remember waiting for my mom to leave the house so i could plug in the sewing machine & sew as soon as she left, & unpluging it before she got bk...(because "i was too young to use it')...making my doll's clothes @ around 5yrs old ('67), & i was selling the beaded rings i made in 4th grade for a quarter. in high school i did costumes for friends, & my own clothes from antique linens. that was in 70's, when Farah was the wanna be, & i was wearing cut up antique linens... ; ) i was so fortunate to take 4 years of jewelry in high school, where i learned to saulder, lost wax, acid etch & many other techniques. i won several 1st place awards for my work.
flash forward to an a.a. in art, then to F.I.D.M for a certificate in fashion design. after 20 yrs in the fashion industry doing many jobs from designing clothes, to designing jewelry, sales, pattern making, dealing with production, & freelance of all kinds. wedding dresses, up to 6 matching bridesmades dresses from sizes 2-24! i remember sewing for 24 hrs to deliver a wedding dress, then driving on the freeway in L.A. with my eyes closed to go to work. i have a passion for making purses & have had stuff sell in several boutiques thru out the decades.
i'm now working on my design room in my house & hope to exercise the other side of my brain & eventually understand the selling process on etsy, to take advantage of my 30yr collection (hording?) of antique & vintage fashion & jewelry supplies. it's always been the best magic to be able to shape clothes & jewely so perfectly for someone, they radiate beauty they havn't felt before...

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