|Millefiori - Memory Wire Bracelet|
In my spare time I love making beaded jewelry. You can purchase my creations at Etsy or you can view my website QuiltyPleasuresPlus.com. You can also find us on Facebook. If you are looking for a one-of-kind piece, please check out my creations.
I started making beaded jewelry when I was 14 years old. I have always been a big girl, and like most big girls, I became frustrated by all of the necklaces I liked only being 16 inches long, especially since I couldn't wear anything smaller than 19 inches! Watching TV & seeing all of the teen stars wearing such cool jewelry that I knew I would never be able to fit into made it even worse, so I decided to make my own. I was inspired by a brochure that I saw at my local craft store that showed me some of the basics. The best part about making your own jewelry pieces is that no one else will have the exact same thing: every piece is unique. As the years have passed, my skills in both crafting and design have improved. I started selling some of my jewelry after my friends would comment on what I was wearing & ask, "Where did you buy that." It was a great feeling to be able to smile and say, "I didn't buy it. I made it". It felt even better when they would ask if I would make something special just for them; something original and unique to their personality.
|"I Love the Beach" Necklace|
I also make custom pieces such as the glass cab you see here on the left as a pendant. It could also be used as a key chain.
|"Blue Ice" Memory Wire Bracelet|
I love the creative process of making jewelry. I like a lot of things that are different from everyone else's stuff, so having a one-of-a-kind bracelet or pair of earrings is perfect for me.
Bracelet to to right is a 2 strand memory wire wrap bracelet. What is nice about memory wire bracelets is one size fits sizes 6 - 9 comfortably.
|"Peaches & Cream" Quilt|
|Apollo after a bath|
I love animals & have lots of crazy pets:
- Apollo (sun conure)
- Dante & Monty (aquatic turtles)
- Dru (Black cat & mama), Smudgy (Black cat), Casper (tabby cat), Bob (gray cat)
- Jewel (Rat Terrier)
I love music & mainly listen to alternative, ska, rock, country, blues & some classical on occasion. Some bands I really like are Nickleback, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Puddle of Mudd, Green Day, Jonny Lang, Saving Abel, Dead by Sunrise, Linkin Park, Fuel (when Toryn Green was the singer), Keaton Simons, Theory of a Deadman, Hinder, Death Cab For Cutie, Creed, Lustra, Buckcherry,The Veer Union, Sugar Ray, Finger Eleven, Seether, Kid Rock, Sick Puppies, The Black Crows, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert....
- Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedes (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Birch
- Elemental series by Brigid Kemmerer
- McCarthy's of Gansett Island series by Marie Force
- Naked Werewolf series by Molly Harper
- Legacy series by N.J. Walters
Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting