Wednesday, November 16, 2011

once upon a time in an art gallery...

When my hubby and I dated, I worked part-time in his mother's art gallery on Cape Cod. I swooned over her selection of jewelry, and would often put pieces away for myself so I could work them off.

My mother-in-law made much of the jewelry she sold, so when hubby and I became engaged, I went on some buying trips with them. My MIL made frequent trips to NYC and Santa Fe to purchase many of her beads. Needless to say I became hooked, and starting making my own jewelry just for fun.

My dear mother-in-law passed away last year, not too long after hubby and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. It was then that my brother-in-law asked that I start making jewelry to sell in the art gallery. I like to think my mother-in-law is smiling down on me with each piece I make that goes into her shop. ;)

I've been thrilled to do so! My jewelry is very seaside inspired (I find I've been using alot of pearls in my work). I decided to start listing my jewelry in my etsy shop once again (as I had done a year or so ago). The set you see in this post is currently in my shop.
Thank you for visiting today!


  1. SO beautiful! Looks as though your mother-in-law's talent definitely carried on through you. :)

  2. Gorgeous jewelry! Love that style. You do a beautiful job.

    And thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the comment. Let's be sure to keep in touch.


  3. What beautiful jewellery you create - it has a real sense of elegance about it.

  4. Delightful story about how you came into jewelry making, you have quite a talent for design.