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“Before written language, or the spoken word, there was jewelry.”
The History of Jewellery: Origins of Jewellery Design

I am a self-taught jewelry designer, a home maker, and a proud mother. Rather than telling you about myself, I will tell you about the amazing person who inspires me, my mother. Hopefully, you get a glimpse of who I am in the process.

I have an amazing mother who can make anything with her sewing machine, sky's the limit. She is very proud of her old Singer sewing machine, and keep good care of it. I can even smell the oil she used for the sewing machine, it smells like home to me.I remember how I used to sit next to her every afternoon, listening to the sound of her sewing machine. I remember helping her organized the chaotic thread and laces while babbling about my day at school. I remember…

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  • Joined October 24, 2011

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Leather, gears, brass

About

“Before written language, or the spoken word, there was jewelry.”
The History of Jewellery: Origins of Jewellery Design

I am a self-taught jewelry designer, a home maker, and a proud mother. Rather than telling you about myself, I will tell you about the amazing person who inspires me, my mother. Hopefully, you get a glimpse of who I am in the process.

I have an amazing mother who can make anything with her sewing machine, sky's the limit. She is very proud of her old Singer sewing machine, and keep good care of it. I can even smell the oil she used for the sewing machine, it smells like home to me.I remember how I used to sit next to her every afternoon, listening to the sound of her sewing machine. I remember helping her organized the chaotic thread and laces while babbling about my day at school. I remember wiping sweat from her forehead and asked her to stop because she looked so tired, but she just smiled and continued with her work. She is always creating something to sell and for our home. I remembered she designed and made little dresses for me to go to my friends' birthday parties. And every tiny little detail she put in those dresses showed just how meticulous she is, putting her thought and heart into each creation. On one particular dress, I remember she arranged and sewed little sequins making my initial. And I still clearly remember running my little fingers on the sequined letter and smiled so proudly.

And now, that I am a mom, I just feel so lucky to have her to look up to. She is the one who teaches me about the value of handmade. There is something valuable in handmade objects, such as patience and human connections, that is absent in factory or machine made objects. That is why, feedbacks are really important for me. Knowing that my creation is appreciated and loved is important for me. I always feel grateful whenever I read feedbacks from my customers. I imagine that it might be similar to my mother's contentment looking at my happy smile as I was twirling around in the dresses she made for me.

I also come to understand now, the reason my mother would spent hours and hours in that small cramp room in our home, no matter how tired she was. When you do what you really love doing, time seems fleeting and space doesn't really matter anymore. Your passion fuels you and your imagination surpass any limitation.

So, here I am on Etsy, doing what I love doing and hoping to connect with fellow handmaker and jewelry afficionados to better myself.


Please keep supporting handmade goods!
rara



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