Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making? I fell in love with natural gemstones when I was young. My parents made Native American jewelry and taught me how when I was very young and that's when I was introduced to gemstones. Their uniqueness and one-of-a-kind looks got me hooked on them.
Where and How do you sell your jewelry? I sell my jewelry on my website www.jewelsbyfaith.com and they are sold under the Jewels by Faith Designs™ brand. I also sell on Etsy.com and Bonanza.com.
What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story? Handmade Natural Rose Quartz Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet
What inspired this design? Breast cancer runs in my family and the strength of the women who battle breast cancer is amazing and inspiring so this was created in honor of all of them.
How did it come together? I got the charm out and I was wondering how I was going to make something amazing out of it, during that thought process my order from Fire Mountain Gems showed up so I started the inventory process and I came to the rose quartz when it just came to me that it would fit perfectly. I stopped mid-messy desk, and I pulled out my glass bead containers and the first one I grabbed had the glass ovals and pearls both in it. I laid it out on the bracelet board and fell in love with it.