Since I’ve been old enough for memories, I’ve been a girly girl. I remember playing in my mama’s jewelry box, and my Aunt Estelle’s when I’d stay at her house. And the older I got, I started to love it even more. For at least the last 15 years or so, I’ve mentioned among friends that I’d like to learn how to make my own. And one friend even gave me a jewelry making kit for Christmas one year. Pam Hall, if you’re reading this, I finally put your kit to use!
Last week I shared on my social media that I was contacted out of the blue by a sweet family who found me via an article my Etsy shop had been featured in highlighting black owned Etsy shops in Charlotte. They offered me their late Aunt’s jewelry making supplies. Although I wasn’t currently making jewelry, I took it as a sign from God and the universe that it was time to start. So, the husband and I went to meet them to collect the supplies. It was quite a massive collection and I’m quite sure based on the quality of materials, their Aunt had invested quite a bit in her collection. I am honored that they chose me.
So, this week my creative juices started flowing and I started creating. I figured bracelets would be a good way to get started before trying larger pieces like necklaces. But I already have some ideas swirling in my head for necklace designs! Here’s some of what I’ve created so far. I must pat myself on the back, because they turned out great!
You can view more and purchase at my Etsy shop. These are truly one-of-a-kind creations, and I’m only making one or two of each, so if you see something you like, be sure to snag it right away! I’m so excited to be doing things that I love, and jewelry making allows me to use my creativity. I hope that you guys will love the pieces because they’re made with lots of love!