Shirley (Shardezz) Payne

Meet the Designer-Artist

My name is Shirley A. Payne. I am sixty-four as of May of 2011 and I am retired. I live in Columbus, Ohio and I have my own home-based business.

Share Your Background

I am the mother of five adult children, grandmother to ten grandchildren, great grandmother to two. I started my business in 2007 and at that time I only made candles and floral arrangements and was an event planner. Last year I started making beaded jewelry for my family and friends. But the more I made for them and the more they wore the things I made, other people wanted to know if I would make beaded jewelry for them and how much the pieces would cost. So that's how I began making and selling jewelry too.

Beading Success

I now have my granddaughters helping me in my little workshop making jewelry. I had a booth at my first seminar last July (2010). This is the first contest that I have entered of my pieces. So I hope that I will learn some tips and information from this experience that will help me improve in my beading.

The name of my business is Sharpayne Designs, our motto is, "we create your dreams," our business trademark is pink roses, our role model is Michelle Obama and Jay-Z, business color is multi-pink and mint green colors, business favors angels, hearts, pink and white diamonds and teardrops.

Thank you for reading a little about me and my business.