Announcement One of a kind, hand sewn items and handmade jewelry. This shop used to be devoted to jewelry. I put it on a long vacation to take courses in sewing and have changed the shop name and included hand sewn items. Hope you enjoy my new shop.
One of a kind, hand sewn items and handmade jewelry. This shop used to be devoted to jewelry. I put it on a long vacation to take courses in sewing and have changed the shop name and included hand sewn items. Hope you enjoy my new shop.
greenman on Sep 8, 2015
This is a very nice ring.
Pat Vincent on Aug 6, 2015
Not completely pleased with the quality of workmanship on the product I received even though it was a redo of a previous custom order (which was perfect). The shop owner offered a refund which I declined because I needed the product and not the money. Will make do with what I received.
Meg on Mar 11, 2015
This clover charm is wonderful, and I received it in a flash (and had to wait to leave feedback). The seller is great, and I'll be back soon.
How I Became a Jewelry Designer and Seamstress
When I left my job as as an art museum curator, I decided to take classes at our local art center. Since I love wearing jewelry, I thought a metalsmithing class would be a nice start.
I was surprised to discover I had a real talent for creating jewelry. Talent is one thing, execution is another. So began my classes in jewelry design.
After the metalsmithing course, I took courses in precious metal clay (fine silver) and loved them. I decided to keep learning and went on to soldering, designing, enameling, texturing and stone setting classes.
After completing those classes and spending years making jewelry my daughter in law gifted me with a sewing machine that turned me into a seamstress. More classes at the art center and more private lessons and I am hooked on sewing.
I very much enjoy the challenge of creating in totally different mediums and constantly learning all the different pieces that can be made out of metal and thread. Hope you enjoy my shop.
I have also been a collector for many years and have another shop on Etsy where I sell vintage items www.secondimpulse.etsy.com.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I was a curator of American art for 25 years at my local art museum, before discovering I had a talent for creating jewelry and a love of sewing very different creative endeavors that challenge me all the time.
Handmade by Me
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Contact me if you want something special.
Do not put any fabric item in the washing machine. Do not hand wash the entire item. See listing for details on whether the item can be spot cleaned.
Gift wrapping and packaging
If you need special wrapping, please contact me.