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makesbyemily

Handmade purses and accessories from Long Island, NY

Oakdale, New York · 263 Sales

makesbyemily

Handmade purses and accessories from Long Island, NY

Oakdale, New York 263 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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5 out of 5 stars
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Laura Beks

Laura Beks on Apr 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love! I'd been coveting this pendant for ages, and I'm glad I finally bought one. I've worn it many times already, and I just love how it looks and feels. The craftsmanship seems to be quality, and seller was quick and friendly when communicating with me. I'm happy!

amber tillinghast

amber tillinghast on Oct 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece and super quick shipping ! Thank you !

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Stocking up! Just bought a fresh set of white stones for the ever-popular white stone necklace!

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Extra Long Necklace - White Stone - Wire-wrapped
$23.00

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My name is Emily and I like to make stuff.

The Jewelry Sheller all began probably about 12 years ago when I received a craft kit from my aunt and uncle for Christmas. It was a beaded ring kit by the Klutz Company. I began making rings and I was instantly obsessed. The shine wore off and I dropped it for a year or so, and then picked it up again. My family noticed that I had a talent for making these rings and suggested I sell them on a local beach. When I was in seventh grade, I went with my Girl Scout troop to a bead store in a neighboring town. There, I learned how to make bracelets with clasps. I started making anklets for the beach, which then progressed to hemp jewelry (I learned from another Klutz kit), and then started making necklaces.

"The Jewelry Sheller" was one of those cliché ah-ha! moments. I was applying for a young entrepreneur scholarship through the NFIB. The application asked for a business name and up until then, I hadn't had one. In a brief moment of genius, "The Jewelry Sheller" popped into my head and it stuck.

In December of 2010, I started selling online and made my way to Etsy by January 2011. Over these past few years, I have met some of the most creative and generous people who are also a part of the handmade community.

In May 2012, I graduated from Hunter College in New York City and I'll be graduating in June 2012. I was a Media Studies major, concentrating in Documentary Production, and a minor in Art History. Eventually, I would like to pursue a career as a freelance video editor. However, my ultimate goal is to open a café here on Long Island, NY.

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    Maker, blogger, video editor, avid tea-drinker, professional beach-goer.

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