About Us

Hello and welcome to my shop.  My name is Lisa, and I have been making jewelry since I was a teenager.  I began my journey with seed beads, making friendship bracelets and daisy chains.  As I entered my late twenties, I became aware of Swarovski Crystals, gemstones and wire.  I worked at "the bead shop" for several years, until I had our sweet baby girl at the age of 33.  Since then, I have taught ring-making, stone wrapping, wire-work and fine silver fusing classes, both in the bead shop within a small group setting and privately one on one.   I have dabbled in glass bead making (lampwork) and fusing glass.  I would like to work with glass more in the near future.  It can be quite meditative.  I have also dabbled in metalwork, in the realm of stamping, cutting, punching, dapping and hammering. Fun!!

Most of the jewelry making methods that I use have been 'self-taught'.  As I find things that I would like to try to make, I usually do my best to research the 'how to' online, then I give it a go.  I have become quite proficient at being able to look at a piece and take it apart with my eyes.  This holds a benefit for you, as I can help you turn your jewelry vision into a reality.  Please feel free to contact me with your ideas.  

Most of my items are made to order.  This means that you will receive a brand new, unworn item, made to your specifications.  Many of my rings, for example,  are listed as made with Artistic Wire.  It is a nice quality wire, but if you prefer a different option, I have many to choose from. I do work quickly, and am usually able to make and ship an item within 24 - 48 hours. 

A little about my life nowadays:

Our beautiful daughter was diagnosed with autism at the age of 22 months.  She began a pre-k autistic program at the local elementary school at the age of 3.  She did very well there, and we decided to mainstream her for kindergarten.  After several instances where we came to find out that her safety was not a top priority, we decided that it would be best to remove her from the public school setting during the first grade.  We found a fantastic online program for her, and we are now officially homeschoolers.  Things are going great, and she has made the high honor roll list two semesters in a row.  I am a proud mama.  

I have had a shop on Etsy.com since May of 2007.    I have many positive feedbacks there, if you would like to look me up, please feel free to do so.  Here's a link https://www.etsy.com/people/buyhappiness/feedback.  I feel as though my jewelry gets lost in the crowd there, so I decided to take the plunge and open my own shop online.  My hopes and dreams for this shop are that it will be successful enough that I can continue to educate our child at home, while being able to contribute to our household.  My husband is very supportive of my craft, and has even learned a thing or two about jewelry making himself.  I often receive beautiful handmade jewelry gifts from him.  

Now you know a little more about me.  Thanks for reading this.