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Getting to know charmeddesign1012
Where are you from? and a little bit about you
I am a 42 Atlanta,GA native that is now living in New Haven, CT. I have lived here a little over two years now. While living in Atlanta, I had a successful, but not fulfilling, career as a lawyer. So, when I decided to move to New Haven, I also decided to leave that behind and make a brand new beginning in a career that would make me happy. When I first arrived, I got a job at a wellness center as their marketing manager. My new job included graphic design and writing and this really appealed to my creative side that had been stifled for so long.

About a year ago, I became 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. My first bracelets came into being as something constructive and positive to do while recovering from this sudden and life threatening illness.


What items do you carry in your shop?
I design what I like to think of as ‘modern’ charm jewelry – necklaces and wrap bracelets made of leather, silk, and satin.

How did you decide on your shop name?
Although I lost 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. The 1012 is the birthday of someone very close to me.
Do you have anything new you plan on adding to your store?
I would like to learn how to hand stamp jewelry…That is my next artistic ‘hurdle’ and I would like to eventually offer customized charms along with my others.

Do you have a blog, twitter, or facebook page?
My blogs:http://charmeddesign1012.blogspot.com/
http://charmeddesign1012.tumblr.com/My facebook:http://www.facebook.com/charmeddesign1012

 

What is your inspiration when making a new item?
My jewelry reflects my experience and love for life. I am inspired by signs and symbols that are all around us and that, if we let them, can uplift and guide us. It can be something as simple as a leaf falling from a tree.
What items in your shop do you most enjoy making and why?
I love making all of my pieces, but I especially like making my silk ribbon wrap bracelets. I love the texture and colors of the silk.Anything else you would like us to know?
If you are reading this, you most likely support the handmade ‘movement.’ It is people like you that make my job possible…and I absolutely love what I do. For that, I say thank you!

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