When I lived in Brooklyn, I had two children under the age of 2 and spent a LOT of time home while they napped. I tried many crafts. I was into knitting with beads and paid my first visit to a bead store to find supplies and thus my addiction to beads began.
I took every class I could but mostly taught myself from trial and error. After a year of spending all of my husband's money on supplies, he said I needed to stop buying or start making money from my hobby. So, I opened up a bead boutique in Brooklyn that focused on design-your-own jewelry. I put a table in the middle of the store with a basket of tools so people could come in and create. It was a wonderful experience!
I moved back to NH and sold my store to a customer. When I moved and did not have a place to sell my designs anymore, I discovered Etsy.
After a learning curve on Etsy, I realized that I needed good product photos to be seen. I had purchased a nice camera when I owned the boutique and I knew it was time to learn how to use it. So I devoured the next year into trying to perfect a product shot that would catch someone's eye. And another passion was formed - photography.
I can't decide which one I love more. It depends on the day. I constantly strive to improve on them both. My dream would be to travel the world taking photos of my journey while selling on Etsy.
Once owned her own boutique in Brooklyn, NY. Her jewelry adorned many celebrities including Katherine Heigl, Kate Walsh, Rashida Jones, Cheryl Hines, Bethenny Frankel, Gwenyth Paltrow. She now lives in the Seacoast of NH.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Due to a few unfortunate experiences, I can no longer accept checks.
Also, I ship according to the PayPal address (which is how I print out my shipping labels). If you would like me to ship to another address, I am happy to do so but you need to make it clear in the "message to seller" where you would like it shipped to.
I do not ship until all payments have been made and cleared. I ship 1 - 5 days after payments have been cleared.
Refunds and Exchanges
Any custom orders cannot be returned but you can send back ONE time with any modifications that need to be made.