unexpected twists and pops

Let's see. There were the seed bead bracelets, the beaded earrings that took four hours, the marbled sculpey clay beads...I think those were my humble beginnings. 

I've been a crafter from the start. Knitting, sewing, whittling, metalsmithing, glassblowing, painting, drawing, basket weaving...I'm pretty sure I have every single one of those Kraft books that teach you how to make friendship bracelets and apply plastic rhinestones to your barrettes.

This jewelry adventure bloomed out of a friendly nudge from an employer and the fact that there simply weren't enough mother days, birthdays, and holidays to give away all the jewelry I was making. I opened up my Etsy store in 2010, read as many articles and blog posts and discussion comments as possible, took thousands of photos and here I am! Still loving it and trying to fit in as much as possible between two masters degrees.

Thanks for reading and take a look around! Send me a note at laurelsandmoss@gmail.com

 

 I started off when I was 10 or 11 making silly stretchy seed bead bracelets for my friends. Remember those? Actually now that I think about it, we should bring those back...

I started off when I was 10 or 11 making silly stretchy seed bead bracelets for my friends. Remember those? Actually now that I think about it, we should bring those back...