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So here’s the thing, hand stitched jewelry is robust – to a point. If you wear handmade jewelry these are the basics:
- Make your jewelry the absolute last thing you put on before you go out, keep it away from perfume & hairsprays particularly.
- Make it the first thing you take off when you get home, especially if you wear it on top of a roll neck sweater. 🙂
- Make a point of checking it over regularly looking for wear or broken threads. If you see this give me a call – 865 966 3271.
My Story and I’m sticking to it!
The jewelry thing kinda sneaked up on me. It started with a comment at a business networking event about not being ‘Christmassy’ one year, “couldn’t I even find some earrings to get in the spirit?” So I made a couple of pairs, purple of course, just to show willing.
Then, nothing, you know, “I don’t make jewelry”! Those earrings were just an aberrant thing, right? Well, I went to a trunk show at White Fox Beads and saw a necklace. It grabbed my attention mostly because I thought the colour choice was horrendous. I don’t even remember now what they were but I wanted one in black & white, I knew I had plenty of black and white beads and the rest, as they say, is history!
Well, not quite so fast. All I’d made so far were for me. They are not perfect, by any stretch, and definitely not for sale. What they are is the basis, my start, a bit of an itch! The next thing that grabbed my attention was Soutache – my Pinterest Board title says it all “Soutache OMG”. I made more jewelry, just for me. I felt quite comfortable saying, “I don’t make jewelry,” as I was not making things for other people, nor for sale.
All that changed when I found buttons!