TheresaJ's Profile

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Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop.

I've been crafting & creating things for just about my whole life, many mediums, but found jewelry designing became my main focus quite a few years ago. This shop will focus on my jewelry designs, but I do have another Etsy shop -- http://www.theresajtoo.etsy.com -- which contains items I've made in other areas I like to dabble in and explore.

I grew up in San Francisco in the 60's and early 70's in a great neighborhood; lots of families mixed in with lots of bohemian artists/crafters whose doors -- or garages -- were always open to the kids in the neighborhood to watch, learn, and get involved. There were fine art painters, a sculptor, a potter, a leather worker, wood workers, and jewelry makers, and I also learned to knit & crochet, macrame', sew, embroider, etc. My Mom made a lot of my clothes, my…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 20
  • Joined September 30, 2006

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, Gemstones, Pearls, Artisan Glass, Antique Glass, Beads, Shells, Antiqued Brass

About

Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop.

I've been crafting & creating things for just about my whole life, many mediums, but found jewelry designing became my main focus quite a few years ago. This shop will focus on my jewelry designs, but I do have another Etsy shop -- http://www.theresajtoo.etsy.com -- which contains items I've made in other areas I like to dabble in and explore.

I grew up in San Francisco in the 60's and early 70's in a great neighborhood; lots of families mixed in with lots of bohemian artists/crafters whose doors -- or garages -- were always open to the kids in the neighborhood to watch, learn, and get involved. There were fine art painters, a sculptor, a potter, a leather worker, wood workers, and jewelry makers, and I also learned to knit & crochet, macrame', sew, embroider, etc. My Mom made a lot of my clothes, my favorite being my Halloween costumes! Looking back, I realize how fortunate I was to grow up in such a creative and richly diverse neighborhood, and I am grateful to all who took the time to share their expertise, as that is surely where my love of creating/making things began.

Expressing myself creatively keeps me sane, so to speak, allowing me to focus my attention away from the stress of day to day life. You could say it's my happy place. :)

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I hope you like what you see. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.

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