I am inspired by grandmother. She grew up in the Roaring Fork community in Gatlinburg, TN. She lived to be 94 yrs. old and loved to make things. First, out of need then for joy. She was fantastic.
I hand stamp metal and vintage flatware to make jewelry and gifts. I have some of my work in local shops in Clinton, TN as well as at farmer’s markets in surrounding areas.
I like to use old family photos for my necklace displays. I like to think I carry on the spirit of my great grandmother, my grandparents, and my mother. I enjoy having them near me. In my booth display I use old fabrics my grandmother had and know she’d be proud knowing they were being used.
I have submitted a photo I use at my vendor shows, of my grandmother, my mom, me and my daughter. We are all crafty and create things in different ways but have lots of similarities too. I have it with two stamped soup spoons that says, ” I love you” and “I love you too”.
The other photo is a picture of a necklace I have made being displayed on a picture of my mother when she was little growing up in Pigeon Forge, TN.
And the photo above is me. Just me. I may have a man’s name but really enjoy being a woman.
My two children also inspire me to try new things and to just be me. I love being a granddaughter, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and absolutely love being a mom.