When did you get started: I started designing jewelry in 2003 when I was getting ready to leave my full-time job and start my own business. Since 2003 I have worked full-time out of my home running Cobweb Corner.
What makes you different: I work hard to make wearable and affordable jewelry. While this may sound obvious, it isn't always. I could get a lot more creative with my designs, which leads to more time in design. This would mean I would have to charge substantially more for many pieces. I strive to have the majority of my items priced under $40 with a few more unique designs higher. In addition I often go for simplicity. I want people to reach for Cobweb Corner jewelry day after day after day - not just once or twice for special occasions. At the same time my pieces are often conversation starters. I've had a number of customers tell me that strangers have asked them about my jewelry when they wear it. This makes me VERY happy.
What do you love creating most: Honestly what I get the most enjoyment out of is making pieces for myself at the last minute. There have been many times over the years where I've had a party or event to go to. I may not decide what I'm going to wear until that day and I'm often down at my beading table right before the party designing a necklace, earrings and possibly a bracelet that will match my outfit perfectly. I often put more thought into these pieces as I know the occasion they are for and know what colors I need. Some of my most creative and unique designs have happened very quickly and at the last minute. This is a lot of fun. Then I can go to the party and if someone comments on my jewelry I can say "I just made this a few hours ago" Priceless!
Favorite places to shop: For my business I shop mostly online. The vast majority of my jewelry supplies are purchased from Vintaj. I also enjoy shopping the supply stores at Etsy. I'm constantly on the lookout for unique pieces and beads.
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