Jewlrybydonnamarie

DonnaBates

New York, United States · 0 Sales

Jewlrybydonnamarie

DonnaBates

New York, United States 0 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   It's hard to believe that the history of one of mankind's tiniest creations...the bead is an awesome saga that spans over 75,000 years. It weaves it's way through cultures, traditions, religions and histories all over the globe. We use these beads to create a finished product that you can proudly hand down through the generations.

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It's hard to believe that the history of one of mankind's tiniest creations...the bead is an awesome saga that spans over 75,000 years. It weaves it's way through cultures, traditions, religions and histories all over the globe. We use these beads to create a finished product that you can proudly hand down through the generations.

Donna Marie Bates

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I take great care in incorporating many little touches in my designs to make them say something significant about the person who wears it.

Have you ever been all dressed up for an event and found yourself sitting next to a woman wearing the exact same necklace you had on?

I'm Donna Marie and let me tell you my story!

Ten years ago, I started my jewelry design business with a simple goal in mind: to make beautiful jewelry. Then, women taught me that they were tired of wearing what the masses could have. My new goal became to create one of a kind vintage jewelry with a modern day twist. So, the hunt began for vintage crystals, beads and clasps to create these designs for women who wanted to be different! Now, I was creating jewelry that offered both a personal touch and a global awareness.

The hunt...every outing for me holds the promise of a thrilling discovery when I go antiquing in search of vintage jewelry. I always come back to my studio with a pocket full of treasures and this is where I turn my best finds into artful designs.

I begin by taking apart vintage jewelry and adding embellishments in sterling silver, semi-precious stones, pearls and Swarovski crystals - old and new are brought together to create one of a kind and limited edition life time treasures that can be handed down through the generations.

I am very much a business person who never realized the creative power inside me until I began working with combinations of textures, shapes, colors and the brilliance of materials you will see in my designs.

One of my first considerations when creating a new design is "color" I enjoy spending time with my beads and reveling in the emotions each color evokes. "How do I decide on color combinations?" Danny Kaye said it best..."life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it that you can!" Everything I see inspires me.

I create jewelry because it sets my spirit free. I have learned through the years that if you want to feel good about yourself, make someone else feel good. It's just that simple!

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    I have been designing for over a decade and during that time, I have met some of the most wonderful people, many of which are now not only my customers, but my good friends.

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