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Hello and welcome! I am from the Midwest, which is not particularly exciting or memorable; however, it does have its moments..and for reasons unknown to me I have stayed. Having said that, on the occasion I do have to leave Iowa, I always find myself yearning to get back! LOL

All of my life I lived elbow to elbow in the city like so many others, always considering myself to be a cosmopolitan gal. When I met my husband I had no idea I would end up living on a picturesque acreage across from a railroad line that his grandfather worked on. We are also surrounded by a wildlife refuge that is a scant 5 minutes from the city which must explain my continued existence here in Iowa. Surrounded by lush green forests in summer or icy cold remoteness in winter, this is what now feeds my soul!!

Several years ago I unassumingly began a love…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 6
  • Joined January 23, 2011

Favorite materials

rhinestones, pearls, diamonds, platinum, white gold

About

Hello and welcome! I am from the Midwest, which is not particularly exciting or memorable; however, it does have its moments..and for reasons unknown to me I have stayed. Having said that, on the occasion I do have to leave Iowa, I always find myself yearning to get back! LOL

All of my life I lived elbow to elbow in the city like so many others, always considering myself to be a cosmopolitan gal. When I met my husband I had no idea I would end up living on a picturesque acreage across from a railroad line that his grandfather worked on. We are also surrounded by a wildlife refuge that is a scant 5 minutes from the city which must explain my continued existence here in Iowa. Surrounded by lush green forests in summer or icy cold remoteness in winter, this is what now feeds my soul!!

Several years ago I unassumingly began a love affair with vintage jewelry while looking for affordable art deco diamond necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for my wedding. Having no real liking or knowledge of vintage/costume jewelry, I came across a glittering rhinestone bracelet and began to see its allure. I have been in love ever since!

I spend endless hours scouring estate sales, garage sales, flea markets, online sites, grandmothers old closet and on occasion right off of the person wearing it (with their permission of course) to offer what I hope are the most unique and lavish treasures for my shop. I want to inspire and keep the appreciation for vintage going long after I have left this world. I am so intrigued by the silence of each piece, what amazing events are forever locked in it's past, and what is to come in it's future. the sheer thought that these pieces have survived as long as they have means that someone has treasured and cared for them which we must do also!

It seems that designers of those times designed the vintage costume jewelry with as much care and passion as diamonds and platinum. In an age of mass produced everything, we must cherish and preserve the detail and quality of the craftsmanship that comes from working with your hands and creating with your mind.

In my shop you will find an eclectic mix of jewelry spanning the ages. You will also find custom creations of new and vintage findings designed and assembled by me. Don’t find what you need? Just ask, perhaps we can create your own heirloom for future generations to treasure and carry on!!

Xo
Jen

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