ann schlecht's Profile
From a very early age, my journey in jewelry making began. I used to make jewelry out of anything and everything (sterling demitasse spoons, antique buttons, sterling napkin rings – sorry Mom…). Some of my inspiration probably came from my Dad who used to collect roadside stones – they didn’t look like anything special -- but when he tumbled them and made them into jewelry, they became treasures.
Finally when I was 14, my parents signed me up for silversmith classes. I was trained by a silversmith-stay-at-home mom who was looking to make money while taking care of her daughter. Little did I know then, that years later I would use what she taught me to start my jewelry business, The Gilded Lily, after my first child was born! Eighteen years and many different roads later, I am still at it!
My most current focus is on simplistic, organic…
- Born on August 10
- Joined October 16, 2008