At the time, the family was large with very little space to spare in our home. This venture started with a single corner in our bedroom, a spool of wire, some tools and store-bought beads. It was a great past-time and even better learning experience, definitely made me want to learn more!
the challenge of growth
Beading was fun, but not much originality came from it. It wasn’t mine in a sense, and then came the magic of clay. Yes! I could make my own beads…any color or shape. There was the originality but it was still just stringing.
Leads to an epiphany
Still absorbed in the task at hand and curious about the possibilities, resin found me. Wow, I could transfer images and protect them. Make 3-dimensional works of art to combine with my beading, it was a slice of heaven.
Never hurt so good!
Inquisitive by nature the search was still on for something to tie this all together, make it unique. Hammers, stamping, sheet metal…oh my! This is when my loving husband decided I had to go…lucky for me the house was emptying out and a bedroom became my first studio.
He lit the torch
My fire burned... HOT
Ricki Frank came into my world, this guy is amazing! Powdered glass on copper sheet, really! Here we go…hours upon hours trying to make it work. It took some time but I learned to torch fire and then to my surprise my hubby got me a kiln. All these things that I learned over the years were finally starting to fall in place.
A little of this
maybe, a lot of that.
Eclectic and perhaps a little rustic in style I combine most if not all of the experiences learned. Unique, not boring; mixed mediums create a new style. I had finally found my... ME! Or have I? Growing is so much fun and exciting!.
The image you project doesn't have to be, and often isn't, singular.
Like our lives, the image we project may at times be very different from how we are perceived. but it is a strong image that contributes heavily to what makes us special and who we are.
Subtle elegance. Here, Dana relaxes and brings uncanny style to play without being over-blown or pretentious.
Never, says never always finding the strength to be mom, wife, entrepreneur and Daughter-in-law (our Daughter-in-law, by the way).
Dana, pushes the boundaries to succeed, juggling a family, a 9-5, and her own business ventures (along with her husband). She demonstrates her willingness to step outside the box of traditional and into self-made success everyday.
Today she is wearing a set of our copper, hand-formed, stud-dangle earrings.
Browse our growing collection of earrings today and match your mood and style.
I want to personally thank you for visiting our online store, or taking your time to visit us at one of our shows. For those that have made purchases, we truly appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you more in the future. For those who haven't, perhaps we'll make that piece that calls to you later. I am always available if you have questions, comments or suggestions.
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