~This week I have a fabulous jewellery artist for you, Miss Michelle rocks jewellery design, and scrapbooking pages too!!!!! Is there anything she can't do???? Anyway here she is:
Bios are so bizarre, how can I seriously explain all that I am in one little statement...but i will try to give you an idea of who I am and what my style is about while being as to the point as I can. I'm a small town girl from South Louisiana and still live in my sleepy little home town just south of Baton Rouge. I love the rich heritage and culture that surrounds me and I take joy in documenting it all. Married since 2002 to the sweetest (and most patient) man to walk the face of this earth. We welcomed our sweet little boy Zane into the world in September of 2006 and our lives have been forever changed.
I've had an addiction to scrapbooking from a very young age...back when peal and stick photo albums & scotch tape were acceptable. I see this wonderful hobby as an art form and I enjoy infusing my funky, edgy, gritty and sometimes graphic style into every page that I do. I love all things vintage, I love to distress things and don't feel a page is complete with out inking it up a bit. Hopefully I can inspire you to think outside your box and get a little gritty!*
But my heart belongs to my number one hobby, jewelry design. I've been making jewelry since I was 13 years old. My parents took me to a craft show at Destrahan Plantation here in Louisiana where I saw a pair of earrings made out of wire wrapped marbles. I insisted on getting them so I could go home and try to make them. And I've been making jewelry ever since! I love the feeling I get when I see someone wearing something I made. It's amazing to me that someone wants to pay their hard earned money for something I created with my two hands. I never get tired of it.Who is your biggest inspiration???
What are your favorite manufacturers?
You own an Etsy Shop, Thrifted Finds - what inspired you to start this up?
Your shop is very successful, is there any tips you would like to share with my readers on how to have a successful Etsy shop?
Do you create with music? If so what is your favourite creative song?
What are your 3 must-have creative items?
Have you ever created anything you've hated?
Sure I have. I usually just pull it apart and then come up with something wonderful. Some of my best creations started off with something I hated! LOL!
And the lovely Michelle has offered up a prize for us this week, here are the details: "Bras de lustre" Necklace The name translates to "chandelier arm" but the necklace translates to drama! Made from a very unique vintage glass chandelier arm. On a delicate antique gold/bronze adjustable chain. ($25 Value) ~To be in with a chance at winning make sure to leave some love for Michelle, I'll draw a winner next Monday.
~love, Vicki xxx
*Apologies for the change of font, the stupid blogger was being weird!!!