Where Creativity Meets Business

The tools I use to create stunning pieces.

If you were to ask me, 10 years ago, if I thought I would start a business selling things I made with my hands, the answer would probably have been, "I don't know."

And, that's the truth. 

I've always liked making things, but it wasn't my goal to earn a living doing it. 

The first project I ever completed was a blanket for my first born. He still has it, 18 years later.  When I had my daughter, 12 years later, I started crocheting again. I made hats, scarves, shawls and more! It was fun, but it was a lot of work.

Later I found jewelry-making tutorials and tried my hand at that. A couple of pieces in and I was hooked.

The Business of Handmade Jewelry

People like to make fun of women who make and sell jewelry. They think we're a bunch of spinsters who have nothing better to do.

That couldn't be further from the truth. With children, a spouse and a writing business, I have more to do that I can handle. But, I enjoy making beautiful things. 

When I'm not creating written works, I'm creating tangible pieces of wearable art, or shiny gemstone jewelry that makes people happy and feel pretty. So, those who make fun of artisan jewelry makers should recognize that we put a lot of time, effort, and love into what we do.

We're not all cat ladies sitting in our craft rooms making things nobody wants.