|Bill and Judy!|
I started thinking about ways to use the garnet in jewelry.
I always loved to buy pretty things and hoped others would like what I created. The rest is history.
I would love to find more time to actually learn soldering and metalwork.
I love to discover unique and colorful semi precious stones to create with. I also use sterling silver in most of the pieces although I have also created a "costume jewelry" section in the shop for less expensive pieces.
I started to make jewelry in 2004 and sold the first pieces at home with a few people from work, etc.
I then ventured to craft fairs and in 2006 a lovely vendor let me in on ETSY. This is when I opened the shop.
I basically purchase the beads I see and like and then lay them all out on the work area. I design as I go along.
However, I am partial to the large magnifier light that I hang around my neck so I can see the finer things as I create. It's not actually a tool per se, but it is a huge help.
I learned stamping on metal and made some personalized pieces as gifts. I also learned how to rivet and made some brass and copper bangle bracelets. I hope to be able to do more of that and learn to solder as well.
|The workshop at JemsbyJBandCompany|
- www.beadersbooty.etsy.com (our supply shop)
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