My Story

I'm a simple girl from a small town in Ohio living in a beautiful coastal town in Florida. I'm married to my very supportive high school sweetheart and we have a beautiful cat, Hula. I studied interior design in college and after several career reincarnations I am now here, living the unexpected life of jewelry designer and absolutely LOVING it!!! This blog chronicals my journey through this wild and exhilarating and sometimes exasperating world of jewelry making from idea to fruition!

Update: Here we are 6 years later and I'm very happy to report that things are going well! I have a thriving shop on Etsy, my own website, I show occasionally at local art/craft shows, and my work is now available at Old Florida Gallery and Outdoor Center in Englewood FL! So follow along... it's getting very interesting!

Friday, October 7, 2011


So I've begun Etsy HolidayBootcamp.  I have fantastic buddies who are helping to keep me motivated with weekly brainstorming, and random messages of urgent persuasion and so far I've been extremely productive as a result!  Thank you to (in no particular order) Angela of Dolce Beada, Rachel of Exhausted Creativity, Jennifer of Thoroughly Modern Mommy, and my unofficial local cheerleader Meredith of Wild Woman Beads for your help, and creativity!  I couldn't do it without you all!!!  I'm slightly stress right now, the week 3 goals came out yesterday and I haven't even begun week 2 : (  more to add to the to do list I suppose.  Trudging ahead a little further everyday...  here's hoping this will be a productive holiday season for us all!!!


  1. And thank you Stephanie - you and Jennifer are both keeping me on track - I love this buddy system. So happy to help a fellow artist in the creative process.

  2. trying to keep up with Holiday Boot Camp too - O think it's a really great tool for Etsy sellers. It will be the first real Holiday season for my Etsy store (don't really count last year as I had only just opened :). I want to be prepared...yay! Good luck!

    BTW I am joining your site : )

    I am doing a Giveaway on my blog - hope you'll come and try your luck!

    Warm wishes


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