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I am an artist/silversmith and I live in Eureka Springs Arkansas with my three dogs two cats and hubby. Yes, we are animal lovers in this house! Our animals are our children and are not to be called dogs in our home, lol!

I have been an artist my entire life. I love to draw especially as a child. Unfortunately, I lost my passion for art when I was a young adult just trying to keep up with life. A few years ago I ran across etsy. At the time I was doing a little bead work but I really wanted a cool bracelet. Something I was unable to make at the time. I searched high and low all over etsy until I finally came across a lady named Donna. I was amazed with her work! All of the beautiful designs and pretty stones, I wanted one of everything in her shop! So I started off by contacting her for a custom bracelet. About a week later it was made, shipped and on my door step. It was love at first sight! I…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 21
  • Joined September 22, 2009

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14k Gold, Sterling Silver, Ammolite, Moonstone, Opal, Sunstone, Star Ruby, Emerald, Druzy Agate, Amethyst, Fire Quartz, Spinel

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I am an artist/silversmith and I live in Eureka Springs Arkansas with my three dogs two cats and hubby. Yes, we are animal lovers in this house! Our animals are our children and are not to be called dogs in our home, lol!

I have been an artist my entire life. I love to draw especially as a child. Unfortunately, I lost my passion for art when I was a young adult just trying to keep up with life. A few years ago I ran across etsy. At the time I was doing a little bead work but I really wanted a cool bracelet. Something I was unable to make at the time. I searched high and low all over etsy until I finally came across a lady named Donna. I was amazed with her work! All of the beautiful designs and pretty stones, I wanted one of everything in her shop! So I started off by contacting her for a custom bracelet. About a week later it was made, shipped and on my door step. It was love at first sight! I remember looking at it for the first time in ah! The beautiful bright shiny silver and a crazy cool natural stone set right in the center! I studied this thing for a few months and finally decided "I can do this!"

I then approached my hubby and let him know I would be needing a big fat wad of cash for this new hobby I wanted to start! Poor guy, I don't think he really new what to think at that point! Well it all started from there! I set up a mini shop in my kitchen and got to work! It took a year before my pieces were even sell-able but that's ok, they made great birthday and Christmas gifts! I also contacted Donna and she has helped me the entire way and has become one of my dearest friends!

Last October 2011 I quit my job, woo hoo! I was a bartender for thirteen years and to be able to get out of that and into something I truly love is more than I could have ever dreamed of! My entire life has changed in past three years!!

At the beginning of this summer 2012 my husband and I were able to buy a home in Eureka Springs Arkansas. It is a beautiful little art town tucked away in the heart of the Ozarks. I have always dreamed of living here but was never able to pull if off, they don't have many bar-tending jobs in this town! Well now that I work for myself I was able to move to where I have always wanted to be, life is wonderful!

Now I sit at home, make jewelry all day, and enjoy the beautiful view! I never would have thought my life would be this good three years ago! If you have a dream, pursue it!! I did, and life has never been better:)


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