Newhall, CA, United States
My tastes are a little wacky, mostly funky, and a whole a lot of fanciful fun...
beaded chain, sewing, vintage sewing patterns, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, ribbon choker necklaces, ribbon bracelets, glass beads, vintage clothing, handmade purses
Skills and Techniques
My talent is beaded chain. I build each link separately and then put them together. That's why my creations take so long and have that more edgy appearance. The beads are separated and can be enjoyed individually as well as being part of the greater piece. I'm such a believer in the durability of beaded chain that I don't even know how to properly string beads on thread!
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Get to Know
I've always been weird. Even when I tried to fit in, I still never could. I used to fight that side of me, now I embrace it! Life's too short not to allow your jewel sparkle... Sometimes when my husband and I throw parties, I'll change outfits every hour. From 70s polyester pantsuits to 80s jumpsuits, I'm fearless when it comes to fashion. I'm not afraid to wear dresses made from towels or having linebacker shoulder pads. Loud colors and patterns that would've been exclusive to Mrs. Roeper are my kind of thing. I simply marvel at fashions of the past. I've been making jewelry since I was twelve. I'm in my mid-thirties now. Once, when I was fourteen, I completely forgot about regulations and took a set of pliers, a full-size file and a spool of wire in my carry-on luggage! Yes, my whole family was pulled aside, but after showing the official my work, we were let go with a reprimand...and I got to keep my tools. Some of which I still use to this day. Sewing is something I love to do. I've made numerous outfits for special events (the American Music Awards, the Grammys) that I couldn't afford a new dress for. Sure it wasn't couture, but I was only a seatfiller. Now, I'm content to use my Grandmother's sewing machine for fun and sometimes I'm lucky enough to work on movies as a specialty costumer. My knowledge is mostly hands-on. Where there's a will, there's a way. I study every vintage pattern or garment I get and am always fascinated by how things are made be they jeweled or sewn. Life is a series of lessons and learning is fun. When I'm not in my craft room, I write romance novels, work on television shows and movies as an extra (been in more than 120 shows!) or sometimes specialty costumer. I also maintain websites and work on my classic cars.