Christine Griffith's Profile

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I started getting involved with beading and jewelry making as a hobby when I was in my teens. Throughout the years it was merely a cool artistic outlet that also provided me with a great way to make holiday and birthday gifts for my friends and relatives. I continued to meddle around with jewelry making, shifting my focus from hemp necklaces and bracelets to primarily using seed beads, to working more and more with varying types wire to create unique earrings. Now days I make a majority of the findings I use by hand and look for new ways to experiments with different wire wrapping techniques.

I ended up starting my Etsy shop for two reasons: first, I was told by friends, family, and other random people to liked my work that I needed an outlet to sell. Second, this is my attempt at a second job where I get to do something I thoroughly enjoy and allows me the flexible hours needed to work around my…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 26
  • Joined May 8, 2011

Favorite materials

Wire, Seed Beads, Special Beads, Hemp, Feathers

About

I started getting involved with beading and jewelry making as a hobby when I was in my teens. Throughout the years it was merely a cool artistic outlet that also provided me with a great way to make holiday and birthday gifts for my friends and relatives. I continued to meddle around with jewelry making, shifting my focus from hemp necklaces and bracelets to primarily using seed beads, to working more and more with varying types wire to create unique earrings. Now days I make a majority of the findings I use by hand and look for new ways to experiments with different wire wrapping techniques.

I ended up starting my Etsy shop for two reasons: first, I was told by friends, family, and other random people to liked my work that I needed an outlet to sell. Second, this is my attempt at a second job where I get to do something I thoroughly enjoy and allows me the flexible hours needed to work around my first job.

My background: in addition to my self-education in jewelry making, I have a degree in Exercise & Sport Science from Temple University and currently Coach at the Rochester Fencing Club in Western NY.

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