Lauren's Profile

About

Hello and thank you for stopping by my shop!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lapisbeach

My name is Lauren and I adore making my line of hand knitted jewelry! If you ask my husband, 15 year old twin boys and my big hairy dog...they will tell you I am slightly obsessed with Etsy. I am really amazed by this Etsy community, the virtual friends I have made and the remarkable handmade items you can find here!

A little history:

I have been interested in all aspects of art, since I was young. I studied drawing when I was in elementary school; painting and jewelry making in college. I loved art but continued my college education and graduate school in psychology and instructional technology. When I was in graduate school, my grandmother re-introduced me to knitting and I haven't put the needles…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 24
  • Joined September 4, 2009

Favorite materials

semiprecious stones freshwater pearls crystals in all the colors of the rainbow

Shop

lapisbeach
handmade jewelry artisan wire knit...

About

Hello and thank you for stopping by my shop!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lapisbeach

My name is Lauren and I adore making my line of hand knitted jewelry! If you ask my husband, 15 year old twin boys and my big hairy dog...they will tell you I am slightly obsessed with Etsy. I am really amazed by this Etsy community, the virtual friends I have made and the remarkable handmade items you can find here!

A little history:

I have been interested in all aspects of art, since I was young. I studied drawing when I was in elementary school; painting and jewelry making in college. I loved art but continued my college education and graduate school in psychology and instructional technology. When I was in graduate school, my grandmother re-introduced me to knitting and I haven't put the needles down since.

I was a "closet" knitter for years. I loved new yarns and patterns and even began designing my own patterns for sweaters. I never knit a pair of socks in my life. I liked big chunky needles and big chunky yarns.

About 8 years ago, all of that changed. I picked up a pair of tiny tiny needles, some rayon and some beads and was hooked. What first started as gifts for family and friends has now developed into Lapisbeach Jewelry.

I am constantly finding and buying new beads and creating new mixes, new designs and I have added a wire works line: knitting with wire. I have been "tweeking" my beads mixes for over 7 years and every single piece comes out differently. A truly one of a kind item. My color mixes constantly evolve as I have a problem with "not" buying more beads - so new shapes and sizes are thrown in on a weekly basis.

I am a big believer in online communication. If you ever have any questions, special requests, custom requests, or just want to say hello...always feel free to convo me!

Thanks for stopping by!

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