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It's really a corny story but I raised my arms up in the air one day after my kids went back to school and said YaY! I get to make jewelry today. Being creative is simply one of those things I have to do. It has its own living and breathing soul. I could do without it as much as I could do without air, food and water. It is a completing force in my life.

Jewelry spoke to me in a unique way as I have always been a rock collector from my early childhood. I could spend…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 6
  • Joined November 4, 2009

Favorite materials

Stone, Lampwork Bead, Artisan Made Beads, Metalwork, Etched Metal, Patina Metal, Czech Glass, Felt, Gemstones, Recycling Materials, Fiber

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YaYJewelry
Artisan Handmade Jewelry with a Earthy...

About

Please Become A New Follower! PSSST this is where you get coupons for my shop!

Shop: http://www.YaYJewelry.etsy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YaYJewelry
Blog: http://www.yayjewelry.blogspot.com
Instagram: yayjewelry
Twitter: @yayjewelry

It's really a corny story but I raised my arms up in the air one day after my kids went back to school and said YaY! I get to make jewelry today. Being creative is simply one of those things I have to do. It has its own living and breathing soul. I could do without it as much as I could do without air, food and water. It is a completing force in my life.

Jewelry spoke to me in a unique way as I have always been a rock collector from my early childhood. I could spend hours in my neighbors rock bed stealing their rocks as much as cruising the shores of Lake Superior for those lovely banded Agates. I love love love stone, plain and simple. It speaks to me as an artist and demands something of me. It is a very primal force that has been imbedded in my soul.

I like to think my jewelry is uniquely me! I love to build jewelry....suppose you could call me the builder of jewelry. I think the construction of a piece of jewelry can lend to just as much interest as its component pieces. So that is why I love tying. You will find that I predominately tie my jewelry. I think it gives it texture, interesting construction and flow. I try to find uniquely shaped, variegated and drilled stones that I can and let that guide my vision. From there I add a multitude of things, metal crafted by me or others, artists lampwork beads, artisan made beads, organic materials, fiber and of course more stone.

I love return customers they are the reason I do what I do and when they return I am validated by them that my jewelry is relevant and my vision is understood.

If you are new to my shop, please check out my feedback to see what my loyal customers have had to say about my work. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, let me know I am pretty good at pulling your vision into a workable piece of art.

I am a home based business a mother of 2 and a owner of a lovely loyal British Lab named Flint who is my foot warmer while I create. I live on Prior Lake in Minnesota and am fortunate to have a glimpse of that as my inspiration.

My personal motto is to wear something happy everyday and I hope you do to.

Kristin Oppold


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