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(06/07/11)
I was born in Thessaloniki Greece, July 14th,1982 and lived in Kabala. Spending time there with my Grandparents were some of my happiest childhood memories. My grandmother's passion was to grow amazing plants and flowers all around her small beautiful Greek villa, that will always then and still to this day feel like I was living in a castle of dreams and imagination. Our family castle was built by my grandfather who was a Traditional Greek Boat Captain and Fisherman. His passion was to always be swaying on the oceans waves. He spent his free time writing poetry and songs, and telling us stories of trees that grew golden apples, and magical tales. He encouraged us children to always use our imagination, and be passionate souls. I loved them both so very much they inspired me to also became a very passionate person with a fondness…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 14
  • Joined June 6, 2011

Favorite materials

Earth naturals, sterling silver, gold, swarovski crystals, threads, dichroic glass, shells

About

(06/07/11)
I was born in Thessaloniki Greece, July 14th,1982 and lived in Kabala. Spending time there with my Grandparents were some of my happiest childhood memories. My grandmother's passion was to grow amazing plants and flowers all around her small beautiful Greek villa, that will always then and still to this day feel like I was living in a castle of dreams and imagination. Our family castle was built by my grandfather who was a Traditional Greek Boat Captain and Fisherman. His passion was to always be swaying on the oceans waves. He spent his free time writing poetry and songs, and telling us stories of trees that grew golden apples, and magical tales. He encouraged us children to always use our imagination, and be passionate souls. I loved them both so very much they inspired me to also became a very passionate person with a fondness for roses, gardanias, and many other beautiful scented plants and flowers. I even developed my grandfathers love of the ocean.
I spent a few years of my childhood in Canada, where my mother and many other loved ones are from as well! However, for most of my life I've lived in the sunny warm weather of the Florida Keys! I adore nature, the beautiful ocean, and sunny tropical weather. I dream of someday going back to my hometown in Greece and building my own little castle and surround it in beautiful plants and flowers.
For now though, I recently married the man of my dreams on June 25th, 2010. My husband and I recently started a new venture of building the only arts and craft store located in the upper Florida Keys! The two of us alone currently own and operate Tropical Arts & Crafts Supplies, in Key Largo Florida.
I've always loved crafting and creating new and beautiful things. As far back as I can remember I have saved everything I found that caught my eye thinking, "I can make something really cool out of this!" Like most women and young girls I love jewelry and can remember wanting to have so many pieces of but never being able to afford them. Eventually I decided to start making my own! Over time the jewelry making hobby butterflied into a true passion.
I've been making jewelry for family and friends for aproximatlly 10 years. To help support our new venture with the arts and craft store, my little sister Jasmine asked, why not share my gifts with the rest of the world! So I claimed her as my little helper in this yet another venture on Etsy.com.
I enjoy creating pieces of jewelry using earthy materials such as pearls and natural stones, and giving most of my pieces a tropical look and feel. I use lots of Turquoise and Island colors, and keep my pieces lite and easy to the eye to give my designs a very relaxed look and feel. Each piece is handcrafted by me, with love.
( Backgrounds w/tropical settings also available for purchase as greeting cards at www.firstinphoto.com ).

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