Eva of Alilsumptinsumptin has been making jewelry for about 3 years now and got started quite by accident while perusing eBay. She stumbled upon all these incredibly whimsical handcrafted Lampwork bracelets, which led her to discover the delightful, mesmerizing, highly addictive, mad mad world of artisan made Lampwork beads. Her jewelry contains some fabulous beads that are little works of art in and of themselves. She incorporates lampwork beads from various artists to create stunning pieces that you just have to check out! Visit her Etsy shop, or her blog to take a journey through the delightful, mesmerizing, highly addictive, mad mad world of artisan made Lampwork beads.
I started making jewelry over 10 years ago during college when a family friend that is a jeweler taught me how to string pearls. After that I tried to teach myself everything I could about making beaded jewelry. I am self-taught, definitely not the "artsy" type. As you can probably tell, most of my jewelry is pretty classic in style. I earned my master's degree in Occupational Therapy, and I am able to incorporate crafts and beads into therapy at times with my patients.
I am a mother of two small children (13 months, and 2 1/2)that is enjoying staying at home with them while they are young. In doing so, I have been able to pick back up with my jewelry business that I love.