My mother was a self-taught designer who made costumes for professional ballroom dancers. She taught me to sew and when she died, left behind lace, buttons, sequins that led me to the world of beads. The newest of her stuff is from the 1960s -- some goes back to the 1940s.
My grandmother (other side) had a notions store - I've inherited lace from her that goes back to the early 20th century.
So I have crafting in my blood. I also have a love for sustainability in all forms. You won't find gold and diamonds here, but you will find an eclectic mix of styles using a broad range of materials: glass, paper, wood, shell, ceramic, stone, and acrylic. Can plastic be eco friendly? Yes, if you are using recycled bits of old jewelry, as I do. I don't often know what metals I'm using, except for copper and steel (a magnet comes in handy), so I use the words…
- Born on December 21
- Joined June 5, 2009