|Xquisitely Lady M|
You know what I love most about the world of handmade? The wonderful people I get to meet! You can't walk into most stores and get to know about the person who designed and made your piece. There's also something so special about wearing something one of a kind that makes me feel, heck, extra pretty! Lady M is no exception. Today I'm wearing a pair of her gorgeous chainmaille earrings and one of my students complimented me on them. I thanked her and she kept staring at them. "Wow, those are just so, wow!" Now THAT'S the kind of reaction I like to get!
Lady M's pieces are not only beautifully detailed and extremely well made, but also are incredibly unique and attention grabbing. These would make PERFECT pieces for a wedding party, and she will do custom work. She even has a layaway plan and free shipping to the US and Canada!
How long have I been doing this?: I got bored one day about 6 years ago and decided to teach myself chainmaille...and got addicted.
Where do my ideas come from?: My ideas come from all sorts of places like characters on TV shows or in movies and the fashion runways, but most of them simply come from my imagination.
What are my favorite things to make?: That's a toughie. I love to make things with color and I love some of the more intricate (aka time-consuming) items, but it all really boils down to my mood and what's in my head.
What do I do when I'm not making jewelry?: A lot of time is spent marketing and networking. I'm also a full-time student and will be graduating with my Masters degree next year. I'm extremely excited about that! Then I'll take a break and start pursuing my Doctorate. I also do volunteer work with Veterans organizations.
Is this a full-time or part-time job?: It's definitely full-time! I want to relocate to Houston and I've started looking for employment in that area, but this will still be a full-time endeavor for me.
(I hope she does move to Texas! Then I can meet her in person!)
What/who inspires me?: First of all, my sons inspire - probably far more than they'll ever realize. There are just oodles of amazing artisans that also inspire and motivate me. They're far more than friends and their passion about what they do, why they do it, and just for life is simply incredible. When people aren't inspiring me, I look to stars and nature. The patterns in nature are amazing and to be able to duplicate those would be phenomenal. I'm working on translating Zodiac signs into chainmaille...stay tuned :o)
(I'm dying to see the zodiac pieces! Let a girl know when you come up with Pisces, okay Miss M?)
Okay, so I bet what you're wanting to know about is the giveaway, huh? Well, the lucky winner will get one of her handcrafted chainmaille pendants, an $18.00 value. Just use the form below! Easy peasy :-)
So here's the giveaway form!
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