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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 still remember the oil smell she used for her sewing machine, it smells like home to me. I remember how I used to sit next to her every afternoon, listening to the rhythmic sound of her sewing machine. I also remember helping her organized the chaotic thread and laces while babbling about my day…

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  • Joined October 24, 2011

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Leather, gears, brass

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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 still remember the oil smell she used for her sewing machine, it smells like home to me. I remember how I used to sit next to her every afternoon, listening to the rhythmic sound of her sewing machine. I also remember helping her organized the chaotic thread and laces while babbling about my day at school. Despite of the sweat dripping from her forehead, she would just smiled and continued with her work, to ask her otherwise would be futile. She is always thinking of her next project, always creating something, always on the hunt of an idea, whether it is to sell, to decorate our home or to give as presents for family and friends.

One particular creation is deeply embedded in my memory. My mother often designed and made little dresses for me to go to my friends' birthday parties or other events. There is always tiny little detail she put in each dress showing just how meticulous and thoughtful she is. But there is one particular dress, in which she arranged and sewed little gold sequins making my initial, 'R'. I still vividly recollect running my little fingers on the sequined letter and felt so proud of myself, felt so loved. I had never seen my friends looked so envious, and it was not because I wore the fanciest dress, but simply because they could feel the love and heart poured into creating it.

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 a lot of things, among them is 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, I consider my customers' feedbacks as essential. 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 handmakers and jewelry afficionados to better myself.


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rara



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