I remember at an early age, if I was ever home under the weather, my mom knew I would sit in bed, and organize her jewelry box quietly, and contented. I remember this so clearly as a special time polishing and trying on baubles full of color, pretty sparkly things, and wondered if I ever could wear them. Plus it was an honor to hold and straighten such lovely treasures of hers.
Fast forward to 2018, in my retirement, I started to make my own designs.
To my surprise, my ideas came forward to not only make new pieces, but to re purpose my older vintage pieces, and make them "new" again. I took off in search of quality vintage beads and findings, tried unusual combinations, and designed with some new beads and precious metal parts added. Always keeping them special and affordable.
I appreciate a jewelry piece that looks pretty, lasts and wears nicely, is comfortable, and glides over our clothes. I also love one of a kind jewelry,... we should honor our uniqueness always.
So now I am happiest when I sit quietly, surrounded by beads and baubles,and create these treasures to wear, and share with you. You see, I'm still playing in a jewelry box, its just a lot bigger now. Lorraine Messitt