This week’s Etsy featured artist is Jamie. Meet the Maker of Creations by Jae…..
My name is Jamie (AKA Creations by JAE), and my passion, my obsession, is beading. I started when I was 10 stringing seed beads on fishing line, making daisy chains. My best friend’s mom had started making anklets, so my friend and I did too! There wasn’t a lot available at that time, so that’s all I ever knew about. I lived in small town Missouri, and Wal-Mart didn’t exactly have a selection of beads! No internet at that time in homes either, so I was stuck making lots…and lots…of daisy chains.
Fast forward 16 years, and WOW, there’s so much more that you can do! I’ve been working on jewelry for 16 years now, off and on. Mostly off, until about 4 years ago, when a coworker’s handmade Swarovski bracelet inspired me to jump back into the craft. I love the sparkle and texture of different beads, gemstones, glass, crystal. The way they hang on a cord. I just love jewelry!
Now, I want to learn so much more. I hope to get into silversmithing and more complicated beadweaving at some point in the future.
Read my story on Rena Klingenberg’s ‘Home Jewelry Business Success Tips’ at www.home-jewelry-business-success-tips.com/how-making-jewelry-saved-me.html
I am a member of an exciting Etsy team named eSMArts. I am the Marketing Director, plus I handle membership approvals and am an Etsy Liaison for the team. Check us out, we truly are amazing! Our team store is www.esmarts.etsy.com and our blog is www.esmarts.blogspot.com
Also, I have taken the Handmade Pledge. Visit www.buyhandmade.org to find out about it!