liz sheelin's Profile

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Green Chic Boutique started as a handmade custom greeting card business in the waiting room of a Salon. It quickly grew as I had more time and began making jewelry, but was limited to Salon clients and I needed a way to replace my income - not simply feed a hobby.

I was an interior and organizational designer, painter, paint store employee and formerly; a caregiver, a floral designer and teacher.

When I lost my (last two) jobs due to injury and illness, I gathered my art supplies, took inventory of tools and collections and set up studio space.

I made a decision to live my beliefs and "green girl" philosophy out loud. Really loud.
I sold my truck and downsized to a little green Vino scooter. I spend the extra time to rescue and restore, and buy as few new materials as possible…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 2
  • Joined March 2, 2012

Favorite materials

Peeling paint or rust, Curbside rescues, Polymer clay, jewelry parts and pieces, barn wood, wool, glass, paper, paint, beads, discarded things, cigar boxes, dirt and stuff

About

Green Chic Boutique started as a handmade custom greeting card business in the waiting room of a Salon. It quickly grew as I had more time and began making jewelry, but was limited to Salon clients and I needed a way to replace my income - not simply feed a hobby.

I was an interior and organizational designer, painter, paint store employee and formerly; a caregiver, a floral designer and teacher.

When I lost my (last two) jobs due to injury and illness, I gathered my art supplies, took inventory of tools and collections and set up studio space.

I made a decision to live my beliefs and "green girl" philosophy out loud. Really loud.
I sold my truck and downsized to a little green Vino scooter. I spend the extra time to rescue and restore, and buy as few new materials as possible. Even my packaging is recycled, or made from recycled materials.

I've discovered new ways of using my painting and refinishing skills to upcycle jewelry and cigar boxes and frames, and the wonderful realization that people love the handmade beads that I had been making for over 20 years.

The vintage jewelry section of the shop is a project to help with my disabled mother's retirement and upcoming move to Colorado -- a personal cause that I hope will be a success.

i have just a little part in preserving our world... but it's important. I recycle as a lifestyle; re-purposing, donating, fixing, making things last a little longer, creating art with found or discarded treasures, and non-toxic materials.

Enough about me.

Time for you to shop! (thank you)

Liz

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