Vanessa Cavaco has a way with the modern and funky, as can be seen with her fabulous designs. I know I'm awesome at repeating myself, but if I've said it once, I've said it a billion times "I loves me some sparkly". (hence "sparkly strandz"). I love this sparkly notecard found in her Etsy shop. I just might have to have one. And I'm the one in the family known for being anti-card. Maybe I'm getting soft in my ripe old age!
Her shop also has a collection of great labels and tags that you can have customized. I'm pretty sure I'll be stopping by to get something sassy for my earring and nursing necklace tins!
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.