Valerie is an ex-flight attendant who misses her wings something fierce, and mother and servant to "several cheeky little poms". She loves antique and vintage everything. Clothing, jewelry, linens, textiles, anything beveled, books, ephemera, you name it. The older the better. In her spare time she likes to dabble in all things crafty. She has recently begun a blog of her own where she loves to share bits and pieces of the buried treasure she's collected over the years.
I love doing these soldered pendants with personalized photos, however I LOVE the way others have an eye for vintage prints or art and can make a pretty, sassy pendant out of it (like the one pictured above). Check out the way she turns hers for a different look!
Blue and Copper Earrings $10.95
Her shop "Wanderlustnpixiedust" on Etsy has everything from vintage jewelry to supplies for making something sparkly that you already have, all for very reasonable prices.
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.