Blog reader, Susan Tanner, asked me to share pictures of the jewelry I created while I made my living as a designer. She wrote, “I would love to see some of the jewelry you made when you were into that and even hear more about how you were set up to do it in that chapter of your life. I would love to do some of that as a hobby for myself.”
I started teaching myself to create fashion jewelry in 1989. I created and sold my designs to more than two hundred boutiques and galleries for the following ten years. I had several sales reps, and my work was displayed in all the major Fashion Marts in the USA.
I devoted a great deal of time and effort toward locating the findings, beads, unique stampings, chain, vintage glass stones, and polished semi-precious gemstones I used in my mostly one-of-a-kind designs. For thirty years, I made my living, first as a designer and then later as a supplier to other designers.
Two years ago, I sold my supply company to Mr. Mickey’s daughter, Regina. She still offers thousands of unique components for jewelry making and other crafts. Visit the Vintage Jewelry Supplies website here.
All of the necklaces pictured were sold to collectors or donated for charity fundraisers. I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures of my work.