lesleylou on Sep 18, 2016
So pretty and cool! You can even write in it!
Diann Martin on Apr 16, 2016
Wonderful little treasure !😍
It stated with a button
a dark avocado, vintage Bakelite button to be exact, discovered among it's friends at a small antiques shop in Champaign, IL in the fall of 2008. Upon finding this wonderful treasure, my mom turned to me, button in hand, and said something I've heard all my life, "you have to make something out of this for me." At the time, I didn't fully consider what said until a few days later when I dragged my dad to the local craft store and had him stand there for what probably seemed like an eternity while I sifted through the beading section. As it turns out, not only finding a unique vintage piece inspired me to create jewelry, but the hunt to find the perfect accent beads did as well.
After taking my new companions home, I spent nearly the entire night creating what was sure to be the best necklace I've ever made. Which, at least up to that point in my life, was also the first necklace I've ever made. Thankfully my mom thought the same.
That week, my mom wore the necklace to work. Afterwards, she called me down at school to tell me about the rave reviews. "You know what, I've been thinking..." I'm pretty sure that's what she said, considering that's another one of her notorious lines, "you should start selling jewelry." And that is how Ambjewelry was born. Looking back, everything that went into the first couple of years seems like a blur, spur of the moment decision that I never thought would never pan out to anything significant. However, thousands of beads, buttons, and shows later, here I am living out the wonderful dream of sharing my passion and handmade creations with others who truly enjoy them.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Amanda is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her BFA in Painting and discovered a passion for jewelry design and metalsmithing.
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