I am the lucky Mom of two of the greatest grown men I know. They have given me 5 grandkids ranging in ages from15 down to 6 months. I love spending every moment I can with them.
My home based small business is located just a few miles outside Angola, Indiana. I have lived in this general tri-state area of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan all but 4 years of my life.
My passions are crafts and gardening. Unfortunately with our long winters and shorter summers it is impossible to enjoy gardening year-round. Working on my crafts fills the gaps in winter. Of course, all year-round I work on my jewelry as this is my business.
I have produced and sold other crafty items as well as some antiques for a friend on ebay since 1999/2000. As crafty-pattyrugs (an ID no longer
use) I enjoyed a positive feedback of over 325 at 99%.
Back then I sold crocheted rag rugs that I made. Now I am finally selling my
jewelry instead of making it just for myself and for gifts. This is my business, my bread and butter. I thoroughly enjoy working with my customers at local markets, festivals and craft shows. It is very fulfilling to know someone likes my work enough to purchase it.
Every piece I produce is one of a kind. Never made by anyone else and never duplicated by me unless asked to do so by a customer. I am like any artist who has his/her own unique style.
Of course I use many different techniques in my owrk as many other artists will. Any similarity to work produced by anyone else is simply circumstance. Great minds think alike. :D
I make some of my own beads for my work. These are polymer beads that I use to fill the gap when nothing else I have on hand will fit. This gives me complete control over size, shape, and color. These pieces are truly originals because the polymer beads in them are made just for that piece.
I am inspired by the beauty of nature and the wonder of the universe and have been known to design and construct pieces made entirely of my polymer
beads because I had a sudden image of the finished piece. "Grin"
I sell my jewelry creations on consignment in several local small business as well as attending scheduled events within 150 miles of home.
I guarantee you will love any item you purchase from me or your money back. No questions asked. I only ask that you pay for the return postage. Returns must be in original shipping package with original packing