Emily Wimbush's Profile

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I began creating jewelry when I was a child. Collecting the sea shells and sea glass from the beach near my home in south Florida and using them to create jewelry was one of my favorite things.
In 1999, looking for a creative outlet from my corporate job in entertainment marketing and public relations, I found a way to combine my creative talent with a love of fashion and started my own jewelry line for wedding parties and special events. It wasn't long before people were recognizing my unique style of using an artistic combination of quality materials and detailed graphic patterns to create one of a kind jewelry. After a great response to my designs, I decided to take the next step and start selling to local boutiques. The business grew rapidly and after only a few months I decided to pursue my business full time.
In 2005, hurricane Katrina prompted me to move from New Orleans to Atlanta. When I…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 19
  • Joined May 26, 2009

Favorite materials

Freshwater Pearls in unique shapes and sizes, Gemstones, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver, Precious Metal Clay in Fine Silver, 24k Yellow Gold, Bronze, Copper

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About

I began creating jewelry when I was a child. Collecting the sea shells and sea glass from the beach near my home in south Florida and using them to create jewelry was one of my favorite things.
In 1999, looking for a creative outlet from my corporate job in entertainment marketing and public relations, I found a way to combine my creative talent with a love of fashion and started my own jewelry line for wedding parties and special events. It wasn't long before people were recognizing my unique style of using an artistic combination of quality materials and detailed graphic patterns to create one of a kind jewelry. After a great response to my designs, I decided to take the next step and start selling to local boutiques. The business grew rapidly and after only a few months I decided to pursue my business full time.
In 2005, hurricane Katrina prompted me to move from New Orleans to Atlanta. When I began looking to purchase a home, I decided to search for a property that would allow me to continue my home-based business, but have a distinct area where I could meet clients who were looking for custom pieces while being able to also sell my jewelry in a retail store. The work-live town homes at Kirkwood Station on the Eastern side of downtown Atalanta were the perfect option.
Since moving to Atlanta, I have continued to expand my business by continuing my education; which has allowed me to use new techniques and materials to enhance my designs. I am currently studying gemology through the Gemological Institute of America where I am working towards the distinction of graduate gemologist.
As a certified PMC instructor, I am also now teaching jewelry making classes using this modern material as well as simpler techniques like beading, pearl knotting and making jewelry from recycled materials.

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