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Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Vintage Style Floral and Industrial Chic Jewelry Gifts


jewelry, earrings, necklaces, accessories, fashion, costume jewelry, handmade jewelry, Swarovski crystal, Vintaj brass, vintage style jewelry

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I was born, raised and still reside on the north side of Chicago. By default, that makes me a Bears, a Blackhawks and a true blue Cubbie fan. I've had a varied career of mostly blue collar jobs. I guess I'm just a hands-on type of girl. I'm also a live and let live kind of person and possess a great love for all things flora and fauna. One of my two favorite quotes comes from French philosopher and writer, Michel de Montaigne: "Let us permit Nature to have Her way. She understands Her business better than we do." The second comes from Albert Camus: "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." Both of these powerful quotes have had a profound impact on my life and the way I live it. I've been a DIYer and a crafter for many years. I got started after watching the early HGTV, Discovery Channel and DIY cable TV shows and wanted to try almost everything they demonstrated. So, without any prior indication that I possessed any sort of measurable talent, I plunged myself head first into the world of creativity. Much to my surprise, I seemed to have a bit of talent in a variety of areas. I've tried my hand at interior decorating, decorative painting, drawing, making my own greeting cards, scrap booking and anything else that sparked my interest. These various adventures led me to the world of jewelry design, and soon jewelry by NaLa was born. Thanks for stopping by ... I hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I enjoy sharing it with you!