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This is how Jeri's Jewels was born...
At the age of 49, I had never wore a pair of earrings that dangled. I was a post/stud woman only. My friend at work came back from a cruise with a gorgeous pair of earrings from me. The were pretty, but the were loooong....at least one inch!! I was unsure about wearing them, but to avoid hurting her feelings, I knew I had to do it.
After debating for a few weeks, I wore them. Then the next week, I wore them again. Then I bought MORE dangles, then more. While visiting a local craft show, I found my neighbor made earrings, so I had to have one of each color to match every outfit I wore to work. They were all dangles and I loved them.
|African Opal Bracelet|
After a few months, my neighbor advised me she was leaving to go out west to pursue her career. I was devastated. My personal jeweler was moving. I then thought and thought, what could I do?? Who would I get to make my jewelry?? Would they do it on a moment's notice and to my liking??
After much deliberating, I decided to ask her to teach me to make earrings. I was so excited to be learning a craft. I was hooked on beads immediately from the first earring. Then came bracelets...then necklaces. After learning the basics and getting them down, I dipped into the hard stuff. I went and bought sterling silver and semi precious stones. Then to feed my addiction, I started SELLING them!! I was a bead dealer and it was LEGAL!! I went to craft shows and people loved my beads.
|Pineapple Quartz Earrings|
Now at 56, I am the proud owner of my own home business, Jeri's Jewels and sell beads to anyone and everyone.
Friends, if you are easily hooked on thing, stay away from the beads. Just come shop with me as I am a confirmed beadaholic and sell my wares at jeridiehard.etsy.com
My favorite earrings are my guitar pick earrings. I take photos of national landmarks and have them put on picks and then make earrings, necklaces, magnets, bookmarks, tie tacks, and key chains out of them.
I love creating and my best ideas come while I sleep. I keep a notepad by my bed to write them down so I don't forget them!!
I love compliments, but even more, I love the giggles and oohs and aahs that I get from ladies and even some gentlemen at craft shows. Then when they ask me if I make ALL this and I say yes, I say it with pride!!
I love that the only limit on my creativity is NOTHING!! I love being able to get up and get dressed and if I don't have jewelry to match, I can go into my studio and make it!!
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