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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…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 10
  • Joined October 16, 2008

Favorite materials

sterling silver, beach stones, copper, brass, gold, glass beads, semi precious stones and beads

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elemental designs

About

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 jewelry that feels good to wear. As my designs change over time (always a work in progress), it is my intention to use the best materials I can find and strive to make unique and affordable pieces that can be enjoyed for many years to come. I want my customers to feel good about their purchases, the money they have spent, and of course, their new piece of jewelry. In my mind, my success is based on happy customers that come back again and again (and tell all of their friends).

Thanks for stopping by…

Ann

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