I blame it all on my husband! HE was the one who said, “Why don’t you bid on some of the vintage jewelry”? Of course the first lot that I purchased was double stacked on a 3 X 8 table and took me weeks to sort through all of it. There were some great pieces that I sold in my Etsy store, but there were just piles of pieces that didn’t have a lot of intrinsic value…but too nice to discard. Just about that time I stumbled upon B’Sue Boutiques where I saw beautiful pieces created with repurposed jewelry. The rest is history!!
A little about me…
I’ve been a registered nurse for 42 years and have worked in many areas of nursing, but primarily in oncology. Three years ago, I had an offer from a company based in Philadelphia for a position in which I could work from home and I gladly accepted. What a joy and blessing to be able to get up each morning, put on yoga pants and a T-shirt and head into my office! I have a 27 year old daughter (my only child) and she and her husband Ben are expecting our first grand baby in May. Of course, I’m beyond excited! My husband is retired but manages to keep himself fairly busy away from the house. We are involved in church activities and are avid movie goers. Our sweetheart is a little dachshund girl who we call Sissie…but more affectionately “Baby Doll”.
Back to my jewelry…
My work and style has changed so much over the last couple of years. I eventually sold all of my vintage jewelry and now just concentrate on brass, beads, pearls, some polymer and a little bit of fiber here and there and I adore found objects. I love working with Swellegant products and producing incredible colors and patinas on most any surface. I am really all about assemblage. It’s what I love and what I do best…BUT…it’s not what every customer is looking for. I am still in a quandary about what I want my future in jewelry to be about. While my head understands the business aspect of making products that sell…I haven’t convinced my heart of that yet!! I am a proud member of the B’Sue Boutiques Design Team along with some very talented artists.
My Build a Design Line…
I have decided to use a combination of brass, natural pearls and brass for my line. I’ve started playing around with some ideas, but haven’t decided on exactly which direction I want to take. I’m excited to see everyone’s designs and just know that we will all learn so much from this challenge.
This is a shell assemblage that I created over a year ago and have since sold. I think I will be going a bit simpler for this challenge!!
Blog Hop Artists and their websites:
Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques
Mary Katherine Deis
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier