Inspiredby10

Inspired by 10...

Saint Marys, Kansas · 1205 Sales

Inspiredby10

Inspired by 10...

Saint Marys, Kansas 1205 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Inspired by 10 lovely daughters, each with their own strength and beauty, I've wanted to create jewelry with beauty and value using quality components like gemstones, shell, pearls, fine silver, sterling silver, gold filled, and Swarovski for my girls and others. They all push me beyond my comfort level with surprisingly pleasant results.

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Inspired by 10 lovely daughters, each with their own strength and beauty, I've wanted to create jewelry with beauty and value using quality components like gemstones, shell, pearls, fine silver, sterling silver, gold filled, and Swarovski for my girls and others. They all push me beyond my comfort level with surprisingly pleasant results.

Linda Karen

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I love gemstones, shells, flowers and all things beautiful in nature.

I come by it honestly thru my paternal grandmother, who was never so happy as when she had her grandchildren in tow on the beach, in the woods or at the river. I remember lining my shells up after a day at the beach only to have one refuse to stay in line. It was my first encounter with a hermit crab – The Original Up-Cycler!
This love turned to beading after a visit to my sister’s home one summer. Our daughters were totally intrigued by the thousands of strands of beads hanging on her walls. Her living room had been converted to a bead shop - completely covered with beads. She had them pick out their favorite elements and make a bracelet, giving tips on how to develop their unique designs all the while and profusely complimenting their distinctive talents in handling them. I think the girls thought that was the best part of the whole trip!
She sent us some beads and we started doing designs for her. We’d e-mail her a picture of a design and she say: do this or that differently, and she was always right! She has a great eye for color and balance. Soon our dining room table was buried in beads and surrounded by our daughters joking, laughing and creating their own designs. Always, after a few days we would have to unearth our table and get back to routine. After a few years she closed up shop and we sent back all our beads, it was a sad day.
Then I bought a few beads for the girls’ birthdays. Next I started submitting some serious orders from Fire Mountain (200 items to get the very best discount.) The escalation began, more beads, bigger beads, more expensive beads - next thing you know I had earned an even higher discount. I just had to support my beading habit! I checked out ETSY with a little push from my daughters. My goal is to create unique pieces with beauty, quality and value. I truly hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them for you.

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