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Willie & Lu is named for my grandmothers--both powerful, creative women who continue to influence me daily (in very different ways)...My late Grandma Lucile sparked my interest in things recycled and vintage, and showed me how to find beauty in unexpected places. Wilma--Wilmama--was the real artist in the family, and was my #1 fan. She passed away two years ago at the age of 99; she's present in everything I do.

I truly hope that your Willie & Lu jewelry comes to be more than just an accessory to you. To this end, I utilize as many of my own family treasures as I can, as well as beads and baubles that have been passed along by friends. Wilmama's own heirloom beads & crystals are the foundation of my collection. They are all still so special to me, I am only able to share them because she INSISTED that I do!

I think that my…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 22
  • Joined October 3, 2009

Favorite materials

Vintage and recycled beads, Czech glass, fire crackle agates, handcrafted lampwork glass beads, especially Murano Glass, Mirage Mood Beads, put all together w artisan crafted sterling ear wires by Betty Brite and brass from Fallen Angel

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Willie & Lu is named for my grandmothers--both powerful, creative women who continue to influence me daily (in very different ways)...My late Grandma Lucile sparked my interest in things recycled and vintage, and showed me how to find beauty in unexpected places. Wilma--Wilmama--was the real artist in the family, and was my #1 fan. She passed away two years ago at the age of 99; she's present in everything I do.

I truly hope that your Willie & Lu jewelry comes to be more than just an accessory to you. To this end, I utilize as many of my own family treasures as I can, as well as beads and baubles that have been passed along by friends. Wilmama's own heirloom beads & crystals are the foundation of my collection. They are all still so special to me, I am only able to share them because she INSISTED that I do!

I think that my jewelry does, in some small way, pay homage to the real Willie & Lu. Each piece is personalized with a one-of-a-kind card, and includes a description of its elements--particularly the vintage and/or heirloom beads. I am always happy to answer questions, tell you more about your jewelry, or just chat. This is a labor of love for me.

Thanks for visiting ~ Thanks for reading!

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