Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Etsy Story (or how I became a jewelry designer)

The charmed design 1012 line came into being as something constructive and positive to do while I recovered from a sudden and life threatening illness.

Two years ago, I woke to find myself in an intensive care unit with absolutely no knowledge of how I got there. I learned that I had become ill from an infection that was a side effect of a routine tooth extraction. I came very close to dying, had several life saving surgeries, and am blessed to be here today.

Though the illness caused me to lose my job, home, and life as I knew it, surviving such a near death experience has made me feel and believe that I am indeed - CHARMED. Hence my name, Charmed Design 1012.

one of my first bracelets
After a month or two of creating, I had a pile of pretty bracelets and, after encouragement from my very supportive family, decided to open up shop on My shop has been open a year now and is enjoying growing success. I also sell my jewelry in boutiques and galleries throughout the US.

Out of tragedy has come something beautiful. I have a career that I love and I am getting healthier by the day.  My jewelry reflects my experience and love for life. I share this by exploring the fascinating world of symbols that have traditionally surrounded and directed us.  Each piece is designed to be full of meaning and beautifully unique. My jewelry is all about feeling good and looking gorgeous.

Visit my Etsy shop HERE.

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