Finding Your Medium

Are you a multi-maker, or do you only focus on one craft? What is your preferred medium? This took me three years to find out. I first started playing around with beaded jewelry back around 2008. And it was enjoyable, but when I started selling it, I was constantly bothered by a lack of specificity. My beaded jewelry was just … Read more

Community & Connections

2019 was really when I really started to work on developing and strengthening my local community relationships. I live in a small town, and it’s a great little town. Mind you, I’ve only lived in this community since 2015, so I haven’t had a lifetime of getting to know these local folk. The holiday season of 2019 was the first … Read more

Steering Clear of Unethical Jewelry Mining: Why I work with recycled paper

High end expensive jewelry is often crafted from materials that were dug out of the Earth, usually by children. By now, most people have seen and heard horrible stories of skinny children spending the majority of their lives down in a dark mine, inhaling dangerous particles, working for shit pay, and being killed by mine collapses. There have been great … Read more