Everett, Wa, United States
My name is Tracy Marie Lewis and I have been creating stuff since I can remember.
metalsmithing, sterling silver and copper wire wrapping, gemstone jewelry, vinyl decals, western art, equine art, hoodies, zip hoodies.
Skills and Techniques
metalsmithing, wire wrapping, vinyl cutting, heat transfer, heat set rhinestone designs and apparel
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Get to Know
I started making equine theme apparel to sell at horse shows because I saw a lack of good casual show theme clothing. I would see a phrase like "Got Milk?" or some such and thought, now THAT would be great applied to horses!
Friends and family started flooding me with ideas. Once I started vending, every horse show that I competed or vended at became a big focus group.
I started vending in 2006. I sold some jewelry made by friends but did not like the sporadic availability, and I started to see what sold and didn't. In 2009 I embarked upon jewelry making, starting with very simple westernizing of pieces I came across, I was a sort of an "upcycler".
By 2010 I had expanded to metal stamping on copper and sterling. I did not wear jewelry much, however, I fell in LOVE with making people personalized jewelry pieces that capture a special equine moment, equine friend or even a family event. It was like an expansion of my apparel designs on to jewelry and was so much fun to learn. My favorite jewelry making skill so far is intricate wire wrapping. I love the way a piece naturally comes together when you are wrapping metals and incorporating gemstones. However, I have my eye on soldering, I have become comfortable fusing argentium and have blogged my adventures in learning that wonderful metal. I am set for this winter with soldering books, dvds and supplies and can't wait for some quiet time to explore that medium. I am 100% self taught.
I am excited to participate in the Artfire community as another avenue for my creative endeavors. I continue to keep the environment in mind, using recycled materials wherever possible. I use recycled copper and sterling silver as well as recycled gift boxes and packaging. I am sensitive to my footprint on the environment. Many aspects of jewelry making is thinking about re-use and recycle.
My day job has a creative element to it as well. I have a degree in Computer Science. I have worked in the web department for the same company for 15 years now. In addition, I have created many cool websites for myself and others on the side.
Come on in and shop as well as visit my sites for a great array of equine theme products. If you are wondering about my web sales history and customer service reputation, I have a store on ebay that is well established and has lots of great feedback, it is aptly named: stuffnthingzstore.
For those whose curiosity I have piqued, The name of my retail sales web presence: Stuff N Thingz came about over 25 years ago. My husband and I used the term: stuff and things to describe what we were doing, or going to do. It became an inside joke for us. I would say, "Hey hunny, whatcha doin?" to which my husband would reply, "Oh, stuff and things".
I started my first business in 1994, it is my computer/web development services business, but no matter how I tried to make the name work for the products I would produce and sell, The Diversified Desktop just didn't have the right punch for this new venture. I remember late one night in 2004 running various domain names through the whois database and stuffnthingz.com was available. I was tickled since that term means so much to me. I also like that I have been able to spin off a family of websites with Stuff OR Thingz in the domain to keep a cohesive feel to all of them.
Metal stamped jewelry is a favorite of mine.
My very first layered bezel wirewrap.
I just love this pillow shaped Kambaba Jasper, I had quite the time figuring out a clever way to incorporate the horse shoe.
I combine various mediums on apparel, this is a flock and rhinestones distressed cap