Marlene Lamar's Profile

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My first stirrings of creativity began in the 1950’s when my grandmother, Huta Pearl Lamar, made doll clothes for my Revlon Doll. Huta was a seamstress in the alterations department at Lowenstein’s Department Store in downtown Memphis, TN. I began imitating her and making doll clothes myself, even selling a few dresses to my playmates for 25 cents each.
Upon seeing my handiwork, Huta said, “Always remember, in anything you do, make it right, make it pretty and make it a bit different from anything else.”
Whenever I’m at the sewing machine I find myself reminiscing about my beloved grandmother at her old, creaky Singer treadle machine. She has become my muse, so to speak. I chose her name for my Etsy shop to honor her memory and influence on my life.
Several years ago my grown daughters began stringing beads into necklaces and bracelets as a hobby. Curious to see what that was all about, I went to…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 14
  • Joined September 14, 2009

Favorite materials

pearls, anything vintage, found objects, gemstones, silver, dark brass, silk

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Vintage Inspired Jewelry for the...

About

My first stirrings of creativity began in the 1950’s when my grandmother, Huta Pearl Lamar, made doll clothes for my Revlon Doll. Huta was a seamstress in the alterations department at Lowenstein’s Department Store in downtown Memphis, TN. I began imitating her and making doll clothes myself, even selling a few dresses to my playmates for 25 cents each.
Upon seeing my handiwork, Huta said, “Always remember, in anything you do, make it right, make it pretty and make it a bit different from anything else.”
Whenever I’m at the sewing machine I find myself reminiscing about my beloved grandmother at her old, creaky Singer treadle machine. She has become my muse, so to speak. I chose her name for my Etsy shop to honor her memory and influence on my life.
Several years ago my grown daughters began stringing beads into necklaces and bracelets as a hobby. Curious to see what that was all about, I went to a free afternoon workshop at the local library one rainy Saturday afternoon. That decision changed my life… I was hooked! I started taking classes and collecting pearls, beads and metal findings at every opportunity.
For the past 3 years I’ve been selling my jewelry at a neighborhood art gallery and now I’m expanding my market by opening this Etsy shop.

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