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!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Old Borrowed and Blue as Inspiration...


If you've ever pondered the origin of my inspiration of my "Sands of Time" shake necklaces  this post will put your curiosity to rest.  A little more than 14 years ago I married the love of my life and high school sweetheart wearing the lovely necklace pictured above.  It was my old, borrowed, and blue compliments of my mom from her jewelry collection from days past.  The crazy thing was that when I asked about the necklace, we both remembered it being broken, but when she finally found it it was completely intact and ready for me to wear on our wedding day.  We're both still baffled by it to this day, I guess it was meant to be!  She ended up gifting the necklace to me and many moons later it inspired what I consider to be one of my best designs thus far!  I am continuing to evolve the original design and now offer many different shape options as well as pendant filling variations including beach sand, gold flakes, rough diamonds, and the newest are faceted diamonds and gemstones in a multitude of colors!  I am also currently working on designs to expand the line to include bracelets and earrings!


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