blondiebeads' Profile

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Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I've been on Etsy a little over a year. I love it! I love shopping and going to the forums...it is inspiring and addicting. I hate to say it, but I am on Etsy even when I shouldn't be. There are only so many times a day you need to check your page or convos, but some days I can't keep away.

I've been working in jewelry for 12 years now. I used to manage a small bead shop and the owners taught me a lot about beads, merchandising, wholesale and retail. I was fortunate to have a diverse experience when I worked with them. If I could, I would work for them again right now! They were very nice and fun to be around.

Now I work for a large retail fine jewelry company, who I better not say...just in case. I work in the repair division and am learning how to be a jeweler. Fine jewelry is much…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 13
  • Joined February 16, 2009

Favorite materials

Vintage, semi precious stones and beads, rocks

About

Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I've been on Etsy a little over a year. I love it! I love shopping and going to the forums...it is inspiring and addicting. I hate to say it, but I am on Etsy even when I shouldn't be. There are only so many times a day you need to check your page or convos, but some days I can't keep away.

I've been working in jewelry for 12 years now. I used to manage a small bead shop and the owners taught me a lot about beads, merchandising, wholesale and retail. I was fortunate to have a diverse experience when I worked with them. If I could, I would work for them again right now! They were very nice and fun to be around.

Now I work for a large retail fine jewelry company, who I better not say...just in case. I work in the repair division and am learning how to be a jeweler. Fine jewelry is much more challenging for me than costume jewelry and beads. I much rather be working with beads than diamonds. Fine jewelry is heart-wrenching sometimes! Beads are a little more relaxed and creative. And, not to mention, more my budget. haha

I've been around the block with all the bead shows, wholesalers, etc. I even produced my own bead show here in Texas once, but turned it over to someone else. That was fun! I love doing shows and talking to bead fans.

So...with my "connections" i.e., vendors through my job, I can get lots of supplies at great prices. I haven't listed many because it is mostly gold, platinum and a little bit of sterling silver. I can get stones, too. If you need a sapphire, I can get it!

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