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Here is our interview with the artist, Lindsay -
Briefly describe what you make?
I create one of a kind beautiful pieces of jewelry. My jewelry is vintage inspired and created using repurposed vintage materials in combination with other lovely beads and gemstones. Because of this, each piece is very unique and is made with a great deal of love.
What mediums do you enjoy working in most?
Obviously, I'm a jewelry maker, so I love working with beads, but my favorite thing to do is the days that I go to antique stores or go rummaging through my grandmother's old jewelry to find unique vintage components to use in my jewelry creations. Some of my favorite non-vintage materials to work with are turquoise and freshwater pearls. I love anything with pearls. ♥
How long have you been creating craft?
I have always loved arts and crafts from the time I was very young. When I was little, I could sit for hours and just color in a coloring book or draw pretty pictures to go on the refrigerator. I loved craft time at school when most kids would have rather been on the playground. Though I've loved crafts almost since the time of birth, I have only been creating jewelry for around 6 years.
How did you get started?
I got started creating jewelry after searching for a unique Christmas present for my sister one year. I ended up making her 10 pairs of earrings. After that, my friends and her friends started asking for them and I realized that this could become a business for me. I began to sell only earrings in boutiques and salons in my hometown. Now, my jewelry line has expanded to include necklaces and bracelets as well.
Where does the name of your shop come from?
The name of my shop came from the idea that while each piece is unique and one of a kind, it also represents me. I have never made a piece of jewelry that I wouldn't personally wear, so you are getting a good sample of my style by looking at my shop.
What would you most want people to know about your work?
I want people to know that my work is not just a business to me. It is something that I absolutely love doing. I take pride in every piece. Honestly, it's hard to decide which pieces to sell and which to keep for myself because I love my work so much.
What words of advice do you have for other artists?
If your craft is something that you love, don't give up just because you aren't selling as much as you like. Loving what you do is the most important thing.
Come visit a great shop! The jewelery has a vintage look and "retro" is hot!