My shop started out as a hobby. I had some spare time and I would press flowers and leaves and try to find new things I could do with them. After, a few years of playing, I found jewelry making to be my niche! And now, I have been at it for seven years!
My designs all begin outside, where I wonder through the woods, yard, or anywhere and find items that I think would look great in a piece of jewelry! I then carefully collect my finds and press or dry them to begin the "making" process. When the leaves, flowers, or seeds are ready I seal them and decide on a design. I then, place it in either a metal or handmade clay bezel and add the finishing touches to turn it into a necklace, ring, earrings, key-chain, bracelet, etc... I package it in my hand dyed and cut packaging, place it in a small bag, and wrap it up with some twine and it is ready to go to a new loving home!
Some of my biggest sellers in the past couple of years have been my Mustard Seed Faith pieces! This whole line started out with a friend of mine asking if I could make her a necklace with a mustard seed in it so she could always remember to have FAITH (Matthew 17:20)! The line grew like crazy from there!
"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.""
-Matthew 17:20 (NIV)